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Cycling: Nutritional bar proved Contador's undoing

Published on Jul 15, 2014 8:22 PM
 
Spain's Alberto Contador sits after a fall during the 161.50 km tenth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 14, 2014 between Mulhouse and La Planche des Belles Filles ski resort, eastern France. Alberto Contador has revealed that he came a cropper at the Tour de France because he was trying to eat. -- PHOTO: AFP 

BESANéON (AFP) - Alberto Contador has revealed that he came a cropper at the Tour de France because he was trying to eat.

The two-time former winner crashed on a fast descent on Monday's 10th stage and suffered a broken shinbone, forcing him to pull out of the Tour.

The Spaniard is known as one of the better descenders in the peloton but it was the desire to refuel on route that caught him out.

"I grabbed a (nutritional) bar, I had only one hand on the handlebars and I hit a pothole," he said.

 
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