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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) remounting after a crash which occurred soon after exiting the day's second feed zone.
Bad weather and big mountains don't go well with painful shoulder
“The rain and gruelling mountain route that await us in the Pyrenees today discourage his participation because of the pains in his shoulder after falling yesterday,” the team said on Facebook.
Valverde crashed over a water bottle on the road just after the feed zone and hit the curb with his right side. He eventually continued racing, suffering from dizziness and “much pain, especially on the right side, in my shoulder.” He eventually finished 2:09 behind stage winner and overall leader Michael Albasini of GreenEdge.
Movistar will be reduced to only six riders in the race as Javier Moreno will also not start on Wednesday due to gastrointestinal problems.