Tour de France 2013: Crash sees yellow jersey contender Christian Vande Velde pull-out

The American was among those capable of winning the race

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The Independent Online

American Christian Vande Velde is out of the Tour de France after being involved in a crash early in the seventh stage.

Organisers said Vande Velde withdrew following a mass pile-up after 11-km.

He was one of Garmin-Sharp's top contenders along with fellow American Andrew Talansky, Irishman Dan Martin and Canadian Ryder Hesjedal.

Vande Velde also sustained a shoulder problem after crashing on Wednesday.

Reuters

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