A Miscellany of Le Tour de France - Day 78
1991: Coca-Cola probably leaves a bitter taste in the mouth of The Tashkent Terror of Uzbekistan.
In the final sprint finish on the Champs Élysées, Djamolidine Abdoujaparov came crashing down after colliding with a Coke advertising hoarding.
He broke his collarbone and sustained head injuries, but, desperate to cling onto his Maillot Vert, he staggered across the line 14 minutes after the peloton finished.
Rules stated that if a rider crashed in the last kilometre and crossed the line they could maintain their position. Tough guy.
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