Webber holds cyclists in high regard

Updated: July 22, 2005, 3:40 PM ET
By Dan Knutson | Special to ESPN.com


HOCKENHEIM, Germany -- Williams BMW driver Mark Webber experienced firsthand the agony Tour de France cyclists endure when he rode part of one stage recently.

"When I did those climbs, it reminded me what guts these guys have in taking on these mountains," Webber told ESPN.com. "You can see what is ahead of you, the next hour of pain. You can see the switchbacks scarred into the mountains, and the caravans and all the people waiting for you. It is an incredible atmosphere ...

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