On May 26, 2006, at 8:30 PM, Aldo Ross wrote:
> Pic of the Day
> 27 May, 2006
> Seventy-One Years Ago
> Giro d'Italia Report - Piemontesi Injured:
> Click on pic for larger image.
> Former race leader Domenico Piemontesi arrives at his hotel after
> crashing during the 5th stage of the 1935 Giro d'Italia. Hotel staff
> seem eager to assist him, but why did his team let him ride to the
> with his arm in a sling? So much for coddling the riders!
> Piemontesi managed to start the next stage, and finished the Giro in
> 42nd place on G.C.
If you plan on continuing the race it is better to keep riding immediately after a crash to keep from stiffening up from your injuries.
Just a personal opinion from someone who never raced in the TdF etc... take it for what you paid for it... nothing (I'm sure someone on the list will take offense though).
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California