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Pereiro undergoes operation

By:
Gregor Brown in Alpe d'Huez
Published:
July 24, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:41 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, July 24, 2008

Team Caisse d'Epargne's Oscar Pereiro underwent surgery after crashing during stage 15 of the Tour...

Team Caisse d'Epargne's Oscar Pereiro underwent surgery after crashing during stage 15 of the Tour de France and withdrawing from the race. Pereiro fractured his left humerus.

Dr. Martinez Sayanes conducted the operation on Wednesday morning at a hospital in Vigo, Spain, where he affixed a plate to Pereiro's arm. His team reported the operation was "successful".

The 2006 Tour champion had a horrific crash on the Col Agnel's descent, 80 kilometres into the stage, which saw Pereiro hit a barrier and fall nearly 10 meters onto the road below. He had hoped to target the Vuelta a España, but will now be out of competition for up to two months.

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