Cycling isn’t exactly known for its action. When most Americans think “Tour de France,” they think of skinny gentlemen riding up mountains in the Alps. But the 2011 Tour, which was won by Australian Cadel Evans in dramatic fashion, was anything but gentlemanly.
The Boston Globe currently has a series of 34 photos from the Tour as part of its great “The Big Picture” series, and MTV’s Clutch blog is currently running some images of the 2011 Tour’s nasty scrape-ups. Here are the images that stuck out to us.