In case you’ve missed it, the Tour de France has passed its halfway point and so too has our fantasy competition. Unfortunately for Michelle though, her team has been less fantasy and more nightmare. Of her original riders, a brief recap follows:

Cavendish – his leadout man, Mark Renshaw, has been kicked out of the race
Bellotti – forgot his legs in Italy
Armstrong – crashes have him nearly 10 minutes behind
Martin – burnt out after day 1
Farrar – abandoned with a broken wrist
Vande-Velde – abandoned with broken ribs
Evans – a broken elbow has him nearly 8 minutes behind
Dean – busy taking headbutts to the face

Luckily, they still get to ride over these:

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