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Bloody Tour de France crash brings entire race to a halt


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A lot of cyclists had a bad day on Monday for Stage Three of the Tour de France.

With under 40 miles to go in the Stage, a huge pile up of at least 20 riders occurred, causing the race to come to a complete stop to tend to those involved. Among those involved was the race leader, Fabian Cancellara, who would finish the Stage, but later withdrew from the race due to a fractured vertebrae.

According to Yahoo! Sports, Cancellara was not the only rider involved that finished the Stage despite suffering a major injury.

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Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) completed the stage but later withdrew after X-rays showed the South African had fractured a collarbone. Dutchman Laurens ten Dam (LottoNL-Jumbo) dislocated a shoulder but continued after popping it back in.

However, some riders were not able to continue after the crash, including William Bonnet who is pictured below.

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Doug Pensinger/GettyImages

Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez would go on to win the Stage in a heavily contested finish. The United Kingdom's Christopher Froome took over the overall lead and the yellow jersey after Cancellara withdrew.

[h/t CBSSports]

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