The Tour De France Is Back And It's A Bloody MessS

We know — cycling is mostly for European rednecks who only watch it for the crashes. And the blood these gentlemen left on the pavement in Corsica is a high school science fair project waiting to happen.

But we thought you'd like to know the first stage ended today, with the musically named Marcel Kittel, a German, sprinting past the carnage of a 20-cyclist pileup to win the yellow jersey. "It feels like I have gold on my shoulders," he said. Beats the hell out of asphalt in your kneecaps.

Marcel Kittel wins first stage of Tour de France [Associated Press]

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