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July 04, 2006

Valverde, Rodriguez, Dekker out of Tour

Fast Freddie
Fast Freddie,
originally uploaded by Frank Steele.
Fast Freddie 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.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 4, 2006 in Alejandro Valverde, Erik Dekker, Fred Rodriguez, Top Stories, Tour de France 2006 | Permalink


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