Bad break to Ger­rans

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

AUS­TRALIANA Si­mon Ger­ransG has bro­ken his wristw and French rider Wil­liam Bon­net needs quick surgery for a frac­ture in his neck af­ter a hor­ren­dous high- speed crash forced six Tour de FranceF com­peti­tors to quitq the race. Ger­rans, Bon­net and Swiss Fabian Can­cel­lara are among those who with­drew af­ter the se­ri­ous in­ci­dent just over 100km into the third stage, won by Joaquim Ro­driguez. Chris Froome, the 2013 cham­pion, took sec­ond on the stage over 159.5km from An­twerp to the in­fa­mous Mur ( wall) de Huy in Bel­gium. Can­cel­lara, who started the stage as leader, broke two ver­te­brae in his back in the crash, which in­volved 20 riders.

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