After 63KM – Update

July 24, 2008

The riders have gone 63KM so far in the 18th stage of the 2008 Tour de France and the peloton is all together.

There was a breakaway early on in the race and seven riders were clear by about 48 seconds.

There were also two major crashes – not in terms of numbers but in terms of severity. In one crash Sandy Casar was knocked out of the lead group and rejoined the peloton.

In the other, Damiano Cunego fell and was slow to get up. It took him nearly six minutes to get rolling again and is off the back of the race by seven minutes at this point.