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Pedaling Through Pain on the Tour De France

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Pedaling Through Pain on the Tour De France

Pedaling Through Pain on the Tour De France

Pedaling Through Pain on the Tour De France

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Pain is a given in Tour de France racing. Cyclists are accustomed to burning leg muscles, cramps and extreme cardiovascular fatigue. American rider Tyler Hamilton is dealing with all that, plus a broken collarbone. He was injured in a mass pileup in the beginning of the tour, but he's still in the race five days later, to the amazement of cycling fans. NPR's Tom Goldman reports.