|what's up with this? (are spoilers allowed here?)||sacheson|
Jul 6, 2003 9:24 AM
|Hamilton out of Tour
Tyler Hamilton's dreams of riding a good Tour de France came to a bitter end in stage 1 after he was involved in the massive pileup with less than 500m to go. The crash was precipitated by Jose Enrique Gutierrez (Kelme) as the peloton wound up for a bunch sprint. Hamilton was one of many who came down, falling heavily on his left shoulder. He was immediately taken to hospital for examination, where it was confirmed that he had broken his left collarbone. It was an early exit for the CSC rider, who was tipped as a podium chance, and finished sixth in the prologue.
Other riders to come down included race leader Brad McGee and Lance Armstrong, who were relatively unhurt, and Jimmy Casper and Richard Virenque, who were more seriously injured.
Alessandro Petacchi won the stage from Robbie McEwen and Erik Zabel, while Brad McGee kept the yellow jersey
|spoilers better darn well be allowed HERE!!(nm)||bicycle268|
Jul 6, 2003 9:46 AM
|re: what's up with this? (are spoilers allowed here?)||mikemunday|
Jul 6, 2003 10:01 AM
|It looks like Levi Leipheimer is out also according to cyclingnews|| |