Battered Ten Dam dreaming of Alpe win

While some of the overall contenders at the Tour de France may have griped about an overly tense stage between Limoux and Montpellier on Sunday, Rabobank's Laurens Ten Dam was simply happy to have made it to the stage 15 finish at all. After his horrendous face-first crash on the road to Plâteau de Beille, that left him with his face bloodied and needing eight stitches in his wounds, Ten Dam was a relieved man when he rolled into Montpellier just a couple of minutes down on the bunch and with a rest day to come.

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