Frenchman David Le Lay became the latest crash victim of the Tour de France on Tuesday, the AG2R rider being forced to leave the race after suffering apparent collarbone injuries.
Climbing specialist Le Lay crashed on a smooth section of road just after the halfway stage of the 213km stage. He was seen holding his left arm in pain and race officials announced soon after that he had pulled out of the race. He was the first withdrawal from the race during the stage. Milram’s Niki Terpstra did not start due to a cold and Garmin’s Christian Vande Velde pulled out after Monday’s stage.
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