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Cycling: Froome eyes Vuelta as Contador licks wounds

Published on Jul 10, 2014 5:33 PM
 
Chris Froome will now target the Vuelta a Espana after crashing out of the Tour de France, his team manager Dave Brailsford said. -- PHOTO: AFP

ARRAS, France (AFP) - Chris Froome will now target the Vuelta a Espana after crashing out of the Tour de France, his team manager Dave Brailsford said.

Froome's defence of the title he won in Paris a year ago ended painfully on Wednesday when he crashed out of the fifth stage.

It was always likely to be a complicated stage as there were seven cobbled sections totalling 13km to negotiate but Froome hit the deck twice before even reaching those.

Visibly in pain, he climbed into his team car after the second fall and his Tour was over.

 
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