July 04, 2006
Valverde, Rodriguez, Dekker out of TourFreddie Rodriguez of Davitamon-Lotto, a 3-time U.S. champion, and Erik Dekker, a 4-time Tour stage winner (including 3 in the 2000 Tour alone), have abandoned the race after an accident on today's 3rd stage.
In a later accident, race favorite Alejandro Valverde of Caisse d'Epargne broke his right collarbone, and was taken away in an ambulance.
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