Fishing Wim van Est out of the ravine
Since lots of people were interested in the video of Frank Schleck going over the guardrail, I did some looking and found video of Wim van Est, falling into a ravine while wearing the Yellow Jersey in 1951. There was no guardrail there and the drop was huge. Wim, nicknamed "Iron William" for seemingly good reasons, had to be persuaded to go to the hospital, apparently, since he felt okay.
I cannot embed the video on my blog but it can be linked here. The video is supplied by ina, the French l'institut national de l'audiovisual. ina has a website and apparently has over 1,000 videos of the Tour de France for purchase and download, either on a 48 hour rental basis or permanently, for a reasonable cost. I was looking around on the site and watched Fausto Coppi at the 1952 Tour riding out of Bourg d'Oisans. Cool!