Evans breaks collarbone - again

Davitamon-Lotto's Friday 13 celebrations were tempered by the bad news that Cadel Evans has broken his collarbone during training in the Pyrenees. Evans was riding with teammate Mario Aerts with the aim of scoping out a few of the Tour stages, when he crashed on a descent. He was transferred to Belgium where doctor Toon Claes, who treated Mario Aerts for the same injury a few weeks ago, examined him. Dr Claes will probably perform an operation so that Evans can resume training again, but it means that his Tour preparation has been seriously hampered, and it could mean missing the race altogether.

It's not the first time that Evans has broken his collarbone, either: in 2003, he did it three times.

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