Picture Of The Day: The Tour de Barbed Wire Fencing

Crashes have headlined this year’s Tour de France, with the worst coming on Sunday as Vacansoleil-DCM rider Johnny Hoogerland was sent crashing into a roadside barbed wire fence by a French television station’s car.

Hoogerland lost more than 16 minutes as a result of the crash and required 33 stitched to close up the wounds on his leg, but with a rest day today he has decided to continue riding and finish the race.

Here is a look at the accident that caused the nasty scars in the above image.

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