Saturday, July 9, 2011
Chris Horner withdraws after wreck
AIGURANDE, France -- American rider Chris Horner has pulled out of the Tour de France, a day after breaking his nose and sustaining a concussion in a crash.
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RadioShack spokesman Philippe Maertens said Saturday that Horner, who also hurt his right calf muscle, will spend the weekend at Chateauroux hospital.
The 39-year-old Horner, from Bend, Ore., was caught in a mass crash with about 23 miles left Friday in the seventh stage from Le Mans to Chateauroux. British rider Bradley Wiggins broke his collarbone in the crash.
RadioShack manager Johan Bruyneel says on Twitter that Horner is "doing much better" and wishes "him a speedy recovery."