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July 03, 2004

Aussie White collared during prologue warmup

Xinhuanet - English | Aussie White breaks collarbone to miss Tour de France

Apparently, Matthew White hit a "rail covering some cables" while checking out the 6.1-km prologue route. The former Postie will miss the Tour, and his Cofidis teammate Stuart O'Grady will have to carry all of the team's Aussie duties.

Update: Belgium's own Peter Farazijn will take White's place on the Cofidis squad. As my wife said: "He was probably sitting down to an 8-course breakfast, and now he's got to go out and ride a time trial."

Posted by Frank Steele on July 3, 2004 in Top Stories, Tour news | Permalink

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