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Training crash takes Albasini out of Olympics

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Cycling News
Published:
August 06, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:44 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, August 6, 2008

Switzerland's Michael Albasini has had his Olympic Games dream ended before the Games even start....

Switzerland's Michael Albasini has had his Olympic Games dream ended before the Games even start. Albasini crashed while training on Tuesday morning and suffered multiple fractures of the left collarbone. After an examination in the Olympic Village, he was said to be flying home for surgery as soon as possible.

There will be no replacement in Switzerland's line-up following the accident, the Swiss Olympic Committee announced. There is not enough time for another rider to acclimatise himself to the Chinese heat, the organisation said. SOC also felt Albasini's loss didn't "pose any competitive disadvantage for his team-mate Fabian Cancellara".

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