Haussler puts boil behind him to go for victory

Heinrich Haussler, Tour de France 2009, stage 13

Heinrich Haussler’s remarkable ride to victory on stage 13 of the Tour de France came less than a week after the Cervélo  rider had been suffering from a large saddle sore.

Speaking to Cycling Weekly on the race’s first rest day, Haussler  said that the sore had flared up after the Barcelona stage - where heavy rain had thrown up a lot of dirt and grease from the city centre roads.

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