Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Laurens ten Dam is tougher than you are

Now playing on Giant YouTube, a look at Rabobank pro Laurens ten Dam, who face-planted hard in a high-speed crash on Stage 14 of the 2011 Tour de France last month. 

Most people thought the Dutchman wouldn’t get back on his Giant TCR Advanced SL bicycle after the crash, let alone finish the tour with eight stitches in his face.  But Laurens kept riding—all the way to Paris.  Watch the amazing video of his horrific crash and heroic Tour finish here.


  1. If there were a TdF Tough Guy Jersey (or Maillot Jensie) this year it would have gone to Johnny Hoogerland. The guy was thrown into a barbed wire fence and finished!

  2. Unfortunately, there were a lot of candidates for a Maillot Jensie (excellent name!) and we agree Hoogerland is top of the bloody heap. A buddy tipped us off to this t-shirt: