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Schleck unlucky

Frank Schleck (CSC)

Frank Schleck (CSC) (Image credit: Sirotti)

Fränk Schleck suffered a very unlucky time loss during the fifth stage of Tour de France from Beauvais to Caen, when he crashed just 3.5 kilometres before the finish. A couple of kilometres before that, Stuart O'Grady had a puncture, and the two teammates crossed the line 2'07 minutes after the peloton.

"Not counting Fränk's crash, it was a fairly uneventful stage for us," said sports director Kim Andersen after the stage. "It was extremely bad luck that he should loose time in one of the flat stages, but it's impossible to control these things. Fortunately he doesn't seem to have been hurt."

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