Chris Froome Wins Tour de France
July 23, 2017 7:28pm CST
England's Chris Froome won his fourth Tour de France championship as the race ended today in Paris. Froome finished 56 seconds ahead of second place Rigoberto Uran. Australian Michael Matthews won the Green Jersey points competition, while Frenchman Warren Barguil won the Polka Dot King of the Mountains competition. Britain's Simon Yates won the Best Young Rider White Jersey competition, a feat his twin brother, Adam, has also accomplished. Congratulations to not only the winners, but to every rider that finished the three week, 3540 kilometer race. Chapeau, as the French say. Chapeau!
Chris Froome came third in the time trial stage, the penultimate stage of the 2017 Tour de France, but extended his overall lead to 54 seconds, all but guara...
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• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 17
@teamfreak16 Check out Bill Roycroft, a member of the Aussie 3-day event team (equestrian) at the 1960 Rome Olympics. He fell in the cross-country section receiving a broken shoulder, dislocated collarbone, and concussion. He managed to completedthe cross-country section and was then airlifted to hospital. They team needed him to ride the next day and he booked himself out of hospital and by completing the show-jumping section, allowed Australia to win the gold medal. I don't think he was a 'doper' in the strict sense of the term but I guess he was filled with a few pain-killers.