Tyler Hamilton was involved in a big crash at the end of stage 6. He crossed the finish line by help of his supportive team mates. All the guys here at Roadcycling.com wish him a speedy recovery. Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.
The contusion to Tyler Hamilton's lower back musculature greatly diminished the function of his "core muscles" and greatly stripped him of his climbing power and ability to ride efficiently and effectively. Photo copyright Roadcycling.com.
Tyler Hamilton's Back Injury
Why would a man who finished last year?s Tour with a broken collarbone abandon the Tour with only a bruise on his lower back?