what the f**k

Here’s a headline (and a few details) for you:
Tour riders hit by pellet gun

Published: Jul. 17, 2009

Police have launched an investigation after two riders suffered light injuries when hit by shots fired from an airgun on the 13th stage of the Tour de France on Friday.

New Zealander Julian Dean of Garmin-Slipstream and Spaniard Oscar Freire of Rabobank were hit with pellets near the 165km mark of the 200km stage in the hilly Vosges region.

Freire, a three-time world road race champion, had to have a pellet removed from his leg by his team doctor after finishing the stage.

originally posted on VeloNews

A second TdF update: Levi Leipheimer out after fracturing his wrist yesterday.

Finally, the win of Stage 13 by Heinrich Haussler (Cervelo Test Team) was a beautiful sight ~ young man very overcome with emotion as he crossed the finish.