Out There

Aug. 04, 2003
Aug. 04, 2003

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Aug. 4, 2003

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section

Out There

Edited by Yi-Wyn Yen

A different sort of cyclist showed up at the Tour de France on
July 13, when freeride phenom Dave Watson flew over the peloton
during the Alpe d'Huez stage. The 27-year-old Canadian pro
mountain biker had secretly built a jump on a cliff near the
summit of Col de Galibier three days before the peloton arrived.
Says Watson, who tore his groin muscle crash-landing on the hill
below, "I made my move as the last few riders came through. I
think 90 percent of the fans were too busy watching the race, and
the rest who saw me didn't care."

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