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Aussie Lloyd out of TDF

2012-07-10 21:03
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Macon - Australian Matthew Lloyd pulled out of the Tour de France on Tuesday after breaking his elbow.

Lloyd, who suffered the injury in a crash at the start of the hilly eighth stage to Porrentruy on Sunday, becomes the second rider from Lampre after Davide Vigano to pull out of the three-week race.

A team statement said: "Matthew was told, after a medical scan, that the head of the radius of his left elbow was broken. The Australian cyclist crashed in the early kilometres of the 8th stage, Belfort-Porrentruy."

Lloyd, a 29-year-old climbing specialist who was taking part in his third Tour de France, insisted on taking part in Monday's stage nine time trial before undergoing a scan on the rest day.

The Lampre team doctor said: "The head of the radius is broken, so Matthew is forced to quit the race. His arm must be in plaster for eight days, then he'll be able to start a light mobilisation."

Lloyd said: "I'm really sad to quit the Tour de France after a bad first part and just before some stages that suit me better.

"This morning I had pain to the elbow, so I'm not surprised it's broken. I'll wait to recover and I'll try to be ready for the Tour of Spain."

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