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Injured Andreas Kloeden withdraws

Updated: July 15, 2011, 10:41 AM ET
Associated Press

LOURDES, France -- Veteran German rider Andreas Kloeden has pulled out of the Tour de France early into the 13th stage, becoming the fourth RadioShack rider to leave the race.

Kloeden hurt his back after crashing earlier in the race, and he then banged his right elbow in a fall on Thursday.

The 36-year-old German pulled over onto the side of the road about 40 minutes into the 95-mile route from Pau to Lourdes in the Pyrenees. He was slowly riding and struggling before deciding to ...

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