July 6, 2005: Recovering after the TTT

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One of the things that has made this first week different from recent Tours past has been having two significant Time Trial efforts in just the first 4 stages. Instead of the shorter prologue we have come expect, the 19 km TT really added to the hurt everyone knows is coming in the 67.5km team event. While the riders know that these specific events will hurt, it's the potential long-term damage that concerns team chiropractor Dr. Jeff Spencer.

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