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Bruised and beaten at Stage 1 of Tour of California

bruised and beaten at stage 1 of tour of california1 200x300   Bruised and beaten at Stage 1 of Tour of CaliforniaSeveral crashes on the finish circuit left cyclists bruised and with only minor injuries during stage one for the Amgen Tour of California. Tom Boonen, Stuart O’Grady and George Hincapie were among the few entangled in the chaos that happened at the last five kilometers.

Boonen was at the near head of the peloton when he crashed. Hincapie recalls the incident, “Tom Boonen went down and I rode over his bike. I’m disappointed because I had good legs.”
Matt Crane of United Healthcare-Maxxis also shares, “I thought I was in good shape to get around the crash and then all of the sudden, Boonen was on the ground in front of me. I really couldn’t do anything to avoid him and I T-boned him.”

Caught in the accident were Dominique Rollin and Heinrich Haussler from Cervelo TestTeam. This destroyed the team’s lead for Theo Bos, the team sprinter. João Correia of Cervelo explains,…

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Paparazzi on a Bike Crashes into Anne Hathaway’s Car

paparazzi on a bike crashes into anne hathaways car   Paparazzi on a Bike Crashes into Anne Hathaways Car

The paparazzi are very clever when it comes to locking down those photos of celebs, using whatever kind of transportation they can. It now seems as if they’re using bikes, and may need to try out some training wheels first. Hollywood reports say that a paparazzo on a bike crashed into star Anne Hathaway’s car, a black Audi, that was being driven by her boyfriend Adam Shulman. Steve Whitmore, Sheriff’s spokesman, told the LA Times that the photographer was riding a Viola 24-speed and was moving “way too fast.” The man was later identified as Freddy Ferraro, and he left the scene before cops arrived. He had with him a high-end camera with a large telephoto lens….

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