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Antón crashes out of the Vuelta

By Bjorn Haake on the Alto de l'Angliru

Igor Antón (Euskaltel-Euskadi) was set to be one of the toughest rivals for Alberto Contador in stage 13. But a crash in Fresnedo, where the final intermediate sprint took place, ended his 2008 Vuelta a España.

The Basque team told Cyclingnews after the race that it was Antón's left collarbone that took the brunt of the crash. Only a later examination confirmed that is was actually broken. The Basque rider also suffered contusions on his left hip.

Antón was taken to a local hospital by ambulance.

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