Tour de France: Daniel Martinez loses time after double crashes in stage 2

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Daniel Martinez and Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling during stage 2 at the Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

It was a disappointing race for Daniel Martínez (EF Pro Cycling) who crashed twice and lost more than three and a half minutes on the second stage of the Tour de France. The Colombian, who went into the race as co-leader alongside Rigoberto Urán and Sergio Higuita, confirmed that he has knee pain but no other serious injuries and will start stage 3 in Nice on Thursday.

“I’m feeling really disappointed after today, I fell twice, once at the beginning of the Col de Turini and the other time on the descent closer towards the finish line," Martínez said. 

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