This has been such a crazy first week in the Tour de France (TDF for short) for it seems like that have been some big crashes everyday of the tour so far and a lot of the big names are abandoning like flies! Which is why i have taking to calling it Le Tour de Fracas!
After he was injured in three big falls during Stages four and five 2013 defending champion Chris Froome ( rides for UCI ProTeam Team Sky.) was forced to abandoned the Tour. Turns out that Chris has fractures to his left wrist and right hand. Another big name had a big crash during stage one, Mark Cavendish (rides for UCI ProTeam Omega Pharma-Quick Step.) crashed right at the end of stage one and did enough damage to his right shoulder that surgery was needed! During stages six Chris Froome's teammate Xabier Zandio had to abandoned the Tour as well, leaving team Sky from 9 members down to 7! Lucky for all there is no team time trail this year, other wise Team Sky would be in big trouble. With Chris Froome down and out, Richie Porte is the new leader of Team Sky! At the end of Stage Eight Richie Porte was sitting pretty in 3rd. After Stage Nine Richie Porte drops down to 9th overall! There has been others who have been hurt or abandoned but i am just reporting on Team Sky!
After Stage One -Marcel Kittel (rides for Giant-Shimano) was wearing Yellow!
After Stage Two -Vincenzo Nibal (rides for Astana) was wearing Yellow!
After Stage Three-Vincenzo Nibal was wearing Yellow!
After Stage Four-Vincenzo Nibal was wearing Yellow!
After Stage Five-Vincenzo Nibal was wearing Yellow!
After Stage Six-Vincenzo Nibal was wearing Yellow!
After Stage Seven-Vincenzo Nibal was wearing Yellow!
After Stage Eight-Vincenzo Nibal was wearing Yellow!
After Stage Nine- Tony Gallopin (rides for Lotto-Belisol) was wearing Yellow!
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