Jens Voigt crashes out of the Tour de France

Share photos on twitter with TwitpicIn one of the toughest mountain stages of the 2009 Tour de France, Jens Voigt, of the Saxobank team, suffered a severe crash and was taken for medical treatment. He’s out of the tour. Here’s one of the less grisly pictures.

Stage 16, Martigny, Switzerland to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, had very long slopes, with climbs and descents more than 20 km long. That lets a rider get exhausted on the climbs and reach dangerous speeds on the descents.

The profile for Stage 16 looks like this:

TdF-2009-Stage-16-profile

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