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Injuries force three riders from Tour on Stage 8

Updated: July 15, 2007, 11:30 AM ET
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TIGNES, France -- The Tour de France lost a contender when Australian Michael Rogers of the T-Mobile team pulled out Sunday with what was reported as a right shoulder injury.

Rogers, who started the race as team leader, crashed some 50 kilometers from the finish of the eighth stage, a 165-km trek from Le Grand-Bornand to Tignes. He crashed into a guardrail as he was descending the Col de Roselend, the first of three Category 1 climbs in the stage.

Rogers managed to get back on ...

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