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Sastre abandons in Murcia

Due to the pain caused by a crash in stage one in Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia, Team CSC's Carlos Sastre has decided to abandon the race after agreement with the team doctor, Joost De Maeseneer.

"Carlos had a lot of pain in his back after the crash and we found that it was best to look into the injury a bit further instead of risking anything by having Carlos continue riding. He will have a scan now and hopefully it will show that it is only an injury to the surface," said De Maeseneer, who added that the other riders who crashed Wednesday are fine. Thursday's stage was cancelled due to heavy winds which caused great material damage in the South of the country.

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