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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Hoste is a stud

Excerpt from the Paceline.com regarding Paris-Roubaix.

Hoste's injury from Sunday...
One of the more remarkable achievements from Sunday was the Discovery Channel's Leif Hoste's finish - 33rd in the group at 4:52. What's the big deal of that finish, especially when Hoste last year finished 12th last year, in Hincapie's group at 29 seconds? Consider that Hoste finished the race with a fractured sternum and a tear in one of his lungs. Bruyneel recalled that Hoste went down on the 1,700 meter Orchies cobble section.

"He's out of the hospital now but will not be able to do any races for at least four weeks," said Bruyneel, meaning Hoste would miss the Tour of Italy, a race he was slated to start.

Bruyneel remembered Hoste puncturing and making it back into front group just when the winning move went. "He didn't make that group and then (Leon) Van Bon punctured (from the front group) and fell back. Leif was with Van Bon's group and I told him on the radio that I thought Van Bon would attack, so he went to his wheel for the next section but then fell with his chest hitting his handlebars. It was amazing he finished the race. After the race, he didn't seem to be in too much pain but he started to complain afterwards when he got home."


At April 14, 2005 3:54 PM, Blogger Redlight said...

Stud, nut, maniac, under the influence... who knows what makes these guys tick.

Horner rode with a fractured hip for about a month before it showed on an MRI. Me, I can't even ride strong if I have a paper cut...


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