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Hunter in TDF crash

2012-07-04 22:14

Cape Town - South African cyclist Robert Hunter has survived a serious crash at the end of the Tour de France fourth stage.

Hunter tweeted: "Ouch!never good when another bike goes into ur front wheel.Instant ABS.Hit the deck hard,wasn't keen on sliding so I tried to get up & run:)"

Hunter also tweeted:  list of injuries:skin gone in a few more places, back, arms & hips.Back really sore from impact & coughing up some red stuff.#allgoodthough!

German rider Andre Greipel prevailed in a sprint finish to claim the fourth stage of the Tour De France on Wednesday with Fabian Cancellera holding onto the leader's yellow jersey.

The closing stages were marked by a multi-bike pile-up less than three kilometres from the line with British sprint king Mark Cavendish among the casualties.


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Comments
  • Craig - 2012-07-04 22:27

    Did he finish the stage and is he still in the race????

      kenjaymay - 2012-07-04 22:39

      Yes and yes!

      julie.j.vanrensburg - 2012-07-05 01:58

      If some mishap occurs within three km's from the finish, they don't lose time, and if not too seriously hurt, they continue racing the following day. When the TdF started, I predicted that Hunter would once again be involved in some pile-up - this poor guy is always in the wars during cycling events! Mind you, when he was still racing in France under the banner of Barloworld, he actually won a stage during that race - I forget now which, but it was a most thrilling moment for followers of cycling that one of our own managed to do that. And today Daryl Impey, also one of our lads, riding for Orica Greenedge, came in 7th across the finish line.

      gavin.wrensch - 2012-07-05 07:22

      @Julie.j Robbie won the 11th stage of the TdF in 2007. Proudly SA!!!!!

  • boereroo.jackman - 2012-07-05 01:13

    C'mon Cadel you can win this thing - again.

  • tim.kilpin - 2012-07-05 10:21

    Well done to RH - He is a survivor and a fighter. Lets hope he can pull off astage victory this year.

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