Skating on rain-soaked pavement
Cobblestone death trap
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
Authors Note: This haiku is in honor of today’s stage of the Tour de France, stage 5 in the very rainy north of France. Defending champion Chris Froome pulled out of the race after falling twice on the rain slicked roads today after falling once before in a previous stage.
You can get the idea of how dangerous this stage was from this slideshow from the official Tour de France 2014 website.