A Tearful Alberto Contador Out Of Tour de France After Crash

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LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France, July 14, 2014 (AFP) - Former two-time winner Alberto Contador was in tears as he pulled out of the Tour de France on Monday after crashing badly on the tough 10th stage. The Spaniard's withdrawal was the second major abandonment of the 101st edition of the Grand Boucle following that of reigning champion Chris Froome last Wednesday. Contador … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Out Of The Tour de France After Cobble Crash

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ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT, France, July 09, 2014 (AFP) - Defending champion Chris Froome crashed out of the Tour de France on Wednesday after falling twice on a wet and treacherous stage five. The second time, the 29-year-old was visibly injured and was seen shaking his head and holding his right arm before climbing into a Sky team car. That signalled the end of his attempt to … [Read more...]

Chris Froome To Undergo X-Ray After Crash At TDF

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN LE TOUQUET, France, July 08, 2014 (AFP) - Reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome will undergo an X-ray on Tuesday evening after crashing on the fourth stage, his Sky team manager Dave Brailsford said. The 29-year-old Briton was knocked over early into the 163.5km stage from Le Touquet to Lille after two riders touched in the peloton and one … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Has Tour de France Crash But Continues

LE TOUQUET, France, July 08, 2014 - Reigning champion Chris Froome suffered an early crash on Thursday's fourth stage of the Tour de France but was able to carry on. The 29-year-old Briton was knocked over after two riders touched in the peloton and one swerved into him. Television pictures then showed the Team Sky leader with ripped shorts, grazes on his elbow and leg down the … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Suffers Nasty Crash At Dauphine

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POISY, France, June 13, 2014 (AFP) - Belgian Jan Bakelants, riding for Omega Pharma-Quick Step, won the sixth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Friday while overall leader Chris Froome recovered from a nasty crash to keep the yellow jersey. Froome, the defending Tour de France champion, came home with his jersey and shorts shredded after crashing with 7.5km to race. He lost … [Read more...]

Jan Ullrich In Swiss Car Crash While Drunk

GENEVA, May 21, 2014 (AFP) - Germany's only Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich was allegedly almost three times over the drink-driving limit when he crashed his car and injured two people in Switzerland, a newspaper reported Wednesday "I'm sorry. Thank God that nobody died," the retired star, who last year admitted to doping, was quoted as telling Swiss tabloid Blick. "I was under … [Read more...]

Chris Horner In Hospital After Serious Crash With A Car

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PARIS, April 11, 2014 (AFP) - Tour of Spain champion Chris Horner has been taken to hospital following a training crash with a car around Lake Como, Italy, his Lampre team said Friday. The 42-year-old American, who was born in Japan and is the oldest ever winner of a Grand Tour, suffered a punctured lung and broken ribs in the accident. "The American cyclist Chris Horner had an … [Read more...]

Trek Recalls Madone Bicycles Due to Crash Hazard

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Trek Recalls Madone Bicycles Due to Crash Hazard; Front Brake Can Fail WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: Trek model year 2013 Madone bicycles Hazard: The bicycle’s front brake can fail, posing a crash hazard. Remedy: … [Read more...]

Edvald Boasson Hagen Suffers Fracture In Crash

TOURS, France, July 11, 2013 (AFP) - Norwegian rider Edvald Boasson Hagen, a Team Sky colleague of yellow jersey holder Chris Froome, has abandoned the Tour de France after suffering injuries on a crash on stage 12, his team confirmed. Boasson Hagen fell twice during the 218-kilometre ride from Fougeres. The official race medical report later showed he had suffered bruising to his … [Read more...]

Tom Boonen Out Of Paris-Roubaix

PARIS, April 1, 2013 - Tom Boonen will be unable to defend his Paris-Roubaix crown as he has yet to recover fully from a bad fall during the Tour of Flanders, his Omega Pharma team confirmed late Sunday. "It's tough to have to pull out of a big race like this, but I just cannot cycle," the 32-year Belgian champion said. "The pain is very strong and it is unlikely to get better in the … [Read more...]