It's five years since Johnny Hoogerland's Tour de France horror crash (video)

On this day five years ago, Johnny Hoogerland was sent flying into barbed wire when Juan Antonio Flecha was clipped by a car

Johnny Hoogerland after his 2011 crash (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

July 10 is a memorable day in recent cycling history. Not only was it the date that it was revealed that Luca Paolini had failed a drugs test in 2015, but it was on July 10, 2011, that Johnny Hoogerland and Juan Antonio Flecha were involved in one of the race's most shocking incidents.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.