Txurruka leaves Challenge de Mallorca

By Antonio J. Salmerón

The Spanish Euskaltel Euskadi rider Amets Txurruka has left the Challenge de Mallorca after breaking his collarbone as a result of a fall during the first kilometres of the second stage, between Cala Millor and Son Servera.

Txurruka, the most aggressive rider from the 2007 Tour de France, attempted to continue the stage, but was unable due to the intense pain. He was taken to hospital immediately, where he was diagnosed with a fracture in his right clavicle.

The news was came as a blow to his team, who were fighting for victory in the teams classification.

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