Descends Like Avalanche
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Somewhere between Funkytown and Margaritaville, PA
Bikes: Lynskey R330, Litespeed Classic, Eddy Merckx MX Leader, Specialized Rock Hopper Comp (1988!)
Damn, I'd heard about his crash, but I didn't know it was that severe, or that he finished under such difficult circumstances. I've never been a fan of Ricco's. In fact, I think he has often acted like an arrogant a-hole. Regardless, I have to give him credit for continuing on and defending his jersey. That's pretty hard core.
It reminds me of the time when Roberto Heras crashed during the Vuelta (except that I wouldn't describe Heras as arrogant). There was a picture of him hanging on to the medical car, with blood streaming down his leg, as the doctor tried to staple the wound closed. Most people wouldn't go to work at a desk job with a wound like that, let alone racing a bicycle.
The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.