> Pic of the Day
> 20 July, 2007
> Robic Crashes Out
> Stage winner and Maillot Jaune on Stage 11, viciously
> attacked by a jealous French National Team on Stage 12,
> crash victim on Stage 13 - Robic rode on to the stage finish
> in B=e9ziers, but he was unable to start the next day and
> had to abandon the 1953 Tour de France.
> Robic was a brilliant winner on Stage 11, first to the top
> of the Tourmalet, Aspin, and Peyresourde climbs, and had
> taken a chunk of time out of the favorites on the French
> National Team. But Robic rode for "Ouest", a regional team,
> and the next day the French Nationals hatched a plan to
> dethrone him, attacking en masse from the start and dropping
> Robic into 4th place, 8'50" behind new leader Francois
> Mah=e9. The next day, on Stage 13, Robic crashed heavily
> while descending the Col du Fauredon, hitting his head and
> suffering a concussion. Injured and groggy, Robic sits on
> the roadside, his face and posture showing all.
So, what's in the can that appears to be ready to splash in his face? "Huile Renault?" Motor oil, maybe?
-John Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Appleton WI USAb