Lance Armstrong’s overall place in the 18th position really isn’t something to fearâ€¦if you’re a fan. If you hate Lance, you’re probably laughing hysterically and hoping he drops even further back. Even so, the fact is that he is only 2:30 behind the man in the yellow jersey, and anything can happen. There are plenty of stages left.
Frank Schleck hasn’t exactly been in the forefront of my mind during this Tour de France, especially since it is his brother, Andy, who has been the focus of the newscasters. Frank did steal the show with a rather unfortunate accident. He went down fairly early in the stage on one of the cobblestone sections. He went down hard.
Spectators could see Frank just lying on the road as he was checked over for injuries. Frank’s tour came to an end when he was whisked away to a hospital to treat a broken collar bone. While crashing is fun to see, no one really wants to see anyone get hurt. Unfortunately, broken collar bones are not unusual in the sport of cycling.
Speedy healing to Frank, and the best of luck to the rest of the racers.
Michigan Mountain Biking Examiner: Armstrong loses ground in stage three of the Tour de France