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in the 2002 Tour de France
Cycling carries health risks.
There are both traumatic (sudden) and overuse
(generally, over a period of time) risks of injury. There are medical risks,
including hyponatremia (low blood sodium), dehydration, and hyperthermia
In this article Iíll review traumatic
injuries in the 2002 Tour de France and give estimates of disabling-traumatic
injury rates and death rates.