Wednesday July 9th, 2014

Stage 5Ypres / Arenberg Porte du Hainaut

Start 14h00 (Local time)

Medical news

News from the sick bay…09.07.2014Stage 5- Ypres / Arenberg Porte du Hainaut

Multiple crashes on the "pavés"

As could be expected on the gruelling stage between Ypres and Arenberg, Tour doctors had to work hard to treat the many riders who crashed on wet cobbles throughout the day. The hardest hit was of course title-holder Chris Froome, forced out of the race after two crashes, the last 69 kms before the line.
The medical communique said the Briton was suffering from "bruises to the right elbow, right hip, right wrist and multiple scratches".
Among the other riders to receive treatment were John Degenkolb (GIA), runner-up in the last Paris-Roubaix, who suffers from pain to the right hip and lower back, but also Germany's Tony Martin (OPQ), a member of the day's break, who has a knee injury with wounds.

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    The legendary stage of the north of France including some cobbled sections has seen the abandon of defending champion Chris Froome who has crashed on two occasions... before the pavés. On a rain soaked day of racing, Lars Boom took a valuable victory in Arenberg-Porte du Hainaut, Vincenzo Nibali retained and increased his lead in the overall ranking while Alberto Contador lost more time than most of the other GC contenders.

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