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Ryder Hesjedal withdraws for leg

Updated: July 7, 2012, 11:26 AM ET
Associated Press

TOMBLAINE, France -- Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal of Canada is focusing on the London Olympics after a left leg and hip injury forced him out of the Tour de France.

Hesjedal, who was injured during the crash-marred sixth stage of the race, did not join his Garmin teammates at the start of Stage 7 and was flying home later Saturday. His Garmin-Sharp team said Hesjedal was not able to pedal because of the leg injuries.

Hesjedal was among at least two dozen riders caught up in ...

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