Cavendish a crash-free victor

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Cavendish a crash-free victor

Hushovd keeps lead; one crash claims one of the race’s favorites
LAURENT CIPRIANI/AP
“We kind of knew that this could be the last very nervous stage so we were extremely cautious and focused on keeping (three-time Tour champion Alberto Contador) out of trouble, and the boys did a perfect job,” said Bradley McGee, the Saxo Bank-SunGard team director.
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A pileup toward the end of the 135-mile course across the Loire River valley cost British champion Bradley Wiggins any shot of a top-three finish in Paris. Team Sky’s leader crashed out of the race with what the team said was a broken collarbone.

Cavendish a crash-free victor

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LAURENT CIPRIANI/AP
“We kind of knew that this could be the last very nervous stage so we were extremely cautious and focused on keeping (three-time Tour champion Alberto Contador) out of trouble, and the boys did a perfect job,” said Bradley McGee, the Saxo Bank-SunGard team director.
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CHRISTOPHE ENA/AP
A pileup toward the end of the 135-mile course across the Loire River valley cost British champion Bradley Wiggins any shot of a top-three finish in Paris. Team Sky’s leader crashed out of the race with what the team said was a broken collarbone.
After another wreck, RadioShack tunes into different frequency

CHATEAUROUX, France – RadioShack riders Chris Horner lost consciousness after a bad crash, and American teammate Levi Leipheimer lost more than three minutes during the seventh stage at the Tour de France.
Team manager Johan Bruyneel said Friday that Horner will go to a hospital for tests and is unlikely to start Saturday’s stage.
Both riders are out of contention for the overall win. Mark Cavendish won the crash-marred seventh stage, while Thor Hushovd retained the yellow jersey.
Leipheimer also fell and said it was “chaos” on the road. He said he will work for teammate Andreas Kloeden, who is fifth in the overall standings, 10 seconds behind Hushovd.

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