CHORGES, France, July 17, 2013 (AFP) – France’s Jean-Christophe Peraud, of
the AG2R team, abandoned the Tour de France Tuesday after suffering injuries
in two crashes.
Peraud, the hosts’ best chance of a top finish in the general
classification, suffered a fractured collarbone in a crash which occurred as
he reconnoitered the 17th stage time trial over 32 km from Embrun to Chorges.
Despite his injuries, Peraud participated in the hilly race against the
clock but lost control of his bike, crashing on a bend two kilometers from the
He immediately abandoned the race, according to organisers.