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At Tour, walking wounded win by soldiering on

Updated: June 30, 2013, 6:00 PM ET
Associated Press

AJACCIO, Corsica -- Behind Jan Bakelants, the Belgian who rode with guts and guile to win Stage Two at the Tour de France, there were other smaller but no less impressive victories Sunday that don't get so widely noticed -- by the race's riding wounded.

In other circumstances, logic would prescribe rest, recovery and TLC for the likes of Geraint Thomas, who was among the more badly beaten up of the dozen or so riders who slammed into the tarmac in a vicious high-speed pileup a day earlier ...

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