" Following Contador's crash, Froome sent a message saying he hoped they would meet again in the Vuelta, but a 'tweet' from Contador Wednesday confirmed he will not take part in the race which begins Aug 23 in the south of Spain."
Madrid, July 24 - Spanish cyclist Alberto Cotador has confirmed that he will be forced to pull out of this year's Vuelta de Espana (Tour of Spain) cycle race as a result of the injury he suffered recently in the Tour de France.

Contador had been among the favourites to win the Tour, especially after last year's winner Chris Froome was forced to withdraw from the race with a broken wrist, but a fall on the tenth stage saw him fracture his tibia and he too had to step off his bike, reports Xinhua.

Following Contador's crash, Froome sent a message saying he hoped they would meet again in the Vuelta, but a 'tweet' from Contador Wednesday confirmed he will not take part in the race which begins Aug 23 in the south of Spain.

It's a bad day today, the scarring on my injury has got complicated and I don't have a date for when I will get back on my bike. Goodbye to the Vuelta, wrote the man who has won two Tours de France, two Vueltas and the Giro de Italia during his career.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002390604
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Europe


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.