Why the first week of the Tour de France is the most dangerous

After six days of the race, there have been numerous crashes, many involving the top contenders, and several riders have quit from injuries.

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As a team manager, former world champion and Giro d'Italia winner Guiseppe Sarroni knows cycling," comments Canadian professional cyclist and member of Team Sky, Michael Barry writing in the Toronto Star. "And here's how he summed up the first week of this year's Tour de France during an interview with Italian television: 'In a Grand Tour we know how it has been in the last few years. After the first week we can count the wounded and start over.'"