'Flying The Tri-Colores'
July 14th - La Fete Nationale
In a week that saw Le Tour being nicknamed Le Tour de Carnage... my hero of the week would have to be dutch rider Johnny Hoogerland... One of two riders thrown from their bikes by a rogue media car, Johnny found himself wrapped around a barbed wire fence.. That however did not stop him from getting back on his bike and riding the remaining 40kms to the finish line and achieving King of the Mountain status for his efforts.. It took 33 stitches to put Johnny back together again.. Other riders that day weren't so lucky and abandoned the race to broken bones...
Like La Liberte, Johnny bared all to fly the tri-colores in the week of Le Fete Nationale.
Have A Great Week Everyone
IMAGE SOURCE & CREDITS:
I took some liberties with the following images:
Johnny Hoogerland image: Reuters
La Liberte Painting: Eugene Delacroix
Unite poster: Life Magazine Archives