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Armstrong crash in stage 8

2010-07-11 13:28

Les Rousses - Seven-times champion Lance Armstrong crashed seven kilometres into the eighth stage of the Tour de France, race organisers said on Sunday.

The 38-year-old American came off his bike along with 10 other riders, including world champion Cadel Evans of Australia, who is second overall, 1:25 behind Sylvain Chavanel of France.

It was not immediately clear whether Armstrong sustained any injuries, but he made it back to the peloton with the help of three RadioShack team mates.

Before the start of the 189-km stage to Morzine-Avoriaz, Armstrong was 14th overall, 3:16 behind Chavanel.

Reuters

Comments
  • Andre - 2010-07-11 15:05

    Probably high on something...maybe its his medication! What a plonker should rather have stayed home.

  • Ina Schonberg - 2010-07-11 15:25

    But who was the guy in gold and black, one of the first two to go down in the middle of the road, and the last one back up on his bike...amazingly, with a huge area of his left shoulder blade, upper thigh and hip raw and badly abraded, with his shirt and shorts ripped apart. I was amazed he managed to ride away....

  • Benny - 2010-07-11 17:42

    @andre. Your derogatory comments are completely uncalled for my friend. You clearly know nothing about the rigours of cycling and very little of Lance Armstrong except, perhaps, what you have read in sensation seeking publications!

  • NomoreTDFforme - 2010-07-11 21:38

    I'm with Benny as far as Lance is concerned - Lance has made each of his TDF's most exciting to watch. No more TDF for me - the rest of the competitiors are "rather boring".

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