Tour de France 2013: Crash sees yellow jersey contender Christian Vande Velde pull-out
The American was among those capable of winning the race
Friday 05 July 2013
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.
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