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Castilla y León claims another collarbone

A huge pile-up in the Vuelta a Castilla y León on Friday sent Beñat Intxausti (Fuji-Servetto) to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken collarbone. The Basque rider and teammates Javier Megias and Alberto Benitez were all caught up in the crash, with Intxausti the worst injured. X-rays confirmed a broken right collarbone, which, according to his team, seems to be a clean break and might not need any operation.

Lance Armstrong (Astana) crashed on the first stage and underwent surgery to repair a broken right collarbone which was fractured into four pieces on Thursday.

Megias was examined post-race for pain in his left wrist, but no broken bones were detected.

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