Tyler Farrar after crash with Allan Peiper, Tour de France 2012, stage five

Tyler Farrar suffered through his fourth crash in six days at the Tour de France today.

The 28-year-old crossed the finish line of the fifth stage in Saint-Quentin solo, sporting skin abrasions and a miserable expression after hitting the tarmac within the final five kilometres.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.