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No fracture for Klöden

By:
Cycling News
Published:
July 11, 2011, 9:41 BST,
Updated:
July 11, 2011, 10:51 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Monday, July 11, 2011
Race:
Tour de France, Stage 9
Andreas Kloden (RadioShack) stayed out of trouble on stage two.

Andreas Kloden (RadioShack) stayed out of trouble on stage two.

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RadioShack rider to decide today if he will ride further

RadioShack's Andreas Klöden was amongst the lucky riders who crashed on stage nine - and remained lucky. After undergoing x-rays in a hospital in the evening, the German was reassured he had not broken anything, suffering only hematoma and severe muscle tenseness on his back.

Still, team spokesman Philippe Maertens told Radsport-news.com that "Klöden is going to do a test ride on Monday and then decide if he'll continue the race."

The 36-year-old, one of the team's GC hopes, lost eight seconds on the other favourites on the crash-marred stage. His teammates Janez Brajkovic and Chris Horner were forced to abandon the event earlier in the week.

 

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