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Cycling: Former winner Schleck out of Tour de France

Published on Jul 8, 2014 8:23 PM
 
(From left) Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara, Luxembourg's Andy Schleck and his brother Frank Schleck take part in a press conference of the USA's Trek Factory cycling team on July 3, 2014, at the press center in Leeds, England, before the start of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race. Former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck pulled out of the race ahead of Tuesday's fourth stage because of an injured knee. -- PHOTO: AFP

LE TOUQUET, France (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck pulled out of the race ahead of Tuesday's fourth stage because of an injured knee.

Schleck, 29, the 2010 champion, crashed during Monday's third stage from Cambridge to London after a spectator standing in the road disrupted the peloton.

"Very disappointed to let you know that I will not be able to start," he said on his Twitter feed. "My knee is too damaged from the crash. This is a huge blow for me."

His Trek team said on Twitter that he would need an operation.

 
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