Wednesday 22 February 2017

Tour de Carnage

Published 12/07/2011 | 05:00

While Juan Antonia Flecha and Johnny Hoogerland remarkably managed to finish Sunday's Stage 9 despite being sideswiped by a television car, six others members of the peloton were forced to abandon on the most dangerous day of this year's Tour de France.

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Stage 9's victims

•Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana): Broken femur

•David Zabriskie (Garmin-Cervelo): Broken wrist

•Frederik Willems (Omega Pharma-Lotto): Broken collarbone

•Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto): Collapsed lung, three broken ribs and broken shoulder blade

•Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel-Euskadi): Broken collarbone

•Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank): Arm and hip injuries from Stage 5.

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