Tour de France: A History of Wipeouts

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The Tour de France is a grueling, three-week battle of wills. A test of endurance like almost nothing else in the world. But aside from the sheer leg strength and fitness that is required to take home the yellow jersey, the victor must first stay on his bike.

With the race set to commence in just over a week, here's a look at some of the most brutal crashes over the years.

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