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Blood and bruises: A day's work for Tour sprinters

Updated: July 9, 2013, 6:04 PM ET
Associated Press

SAINT-MALO, France -- Hitting the asphalt at something like 60 kilometers (40 miles) per hour flayed off a patch of skin from Tom Veelers' right thigh. Blood snaked down his leg from his sliced-up right knee. His white jersey was torn and soiled.

"Bruised and scratched from all sides," said the big Dutchman when asked how he felt. "But ... yeah, OK."

In short, Stage 10 was another day at the office for the charging-bull sprinters of the Tour de France.

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