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MacGregor crashes out of California

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Cycling News
Published:
February 18, 2009, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 18:08 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, February 18, 2009
Team Type 1's Ian MacGregor (centre)

Team Type 1's Ian MacGregor (centre)

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Team Type 1's Ian MacGregor has crashed out of the Tour of California on stage 3. The rider crashed...

Others still being examined

Team Type 1's Ian MacGregor has crashed out of the Tour of California on stage 3. The rider crashed into a parked truck on a downhill section of Tuesday's stage 3.

He was unable to make a corner on the rain-soaked descent, according to a team spokesperson. MacGregor has been taken to a nearby hospital where he was checked for possible broken bones and facial abrasions. Early reports suggest the rider is receiving stitches to his chin and shin.

The recently married MacGregor was just one of many riders to come unstuck on stage 3, with early reports suggesting Omer Kem (Bissell Pro Cycling) may have a broken femur while Edward King (Cervélo TestTeam) is undergoing X-Ray. The riders were confronted yet again by torrential rain.

MacGregor won a stage of the Fitchburg Longjso Classic last year and is the current Colorado state road champion. At the age of 21, he won the first of two consecutive Under 23 US National Road Race titles, soloing to victory in both. Those accomplishments followed five successful years as a national-level alpine ski racer.

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