The shortest rider in the peloton, Samuel Dumoulin (Ag2r) hasn't had the best of starts to his 2005 Tour. In Sunday's second stage he crashed twice, including a rather spectacular flip in the final kilometre which caused a split in the peloton.
"I'm hurting all over," he told L'Equipe. "Both elbows are injured. I'm bruised everywhere. I touched a wheel while leading Jean-Patrick Nazon in the sprint. I'm scared."
Dumoulin didn't finish the Tour last year after he hit a dog.