At the start of the 1994 Tour de France, Laurent Jalabert was one of the fastest and most fearless sprinters in the peloton. By the end of the first stage, he’d vowed to change his riding style forever. Sat on the road, covered in blood with broken teeth, collarbone and cheekbone it wasn’t surprising that Ja-ja felt sprinting was just too dangerous. The other most badly injured rider, Wilfried Nelissen, never fully recovered and retired two seasons later. Incidently, the policeman was found to have done nothing wrong and exonerated.