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Alberto Contador drops out of the Tour de France
Alberto Contador drops out of the Tour de France

Two-time champion Alberto Contador has dropped out of the Tour de France on Monday after crashing during Stage 10 in the Vosges mountains. The 31-year-old Spaniard with Tinkoff-Saxo Bank becomes the second big favorite to drop out this year after defending champion Chris Froome of Britain crashed out in Stage 5. In circumstances that a team spokesman could not immediately explain, Contador crashed about halfway through the 161.5-kilometer (100-mile) trek from Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles featuring four steep Category 1 climbs — the toughest stage so far. TV images showed thick streams of blood pouring from Contador's knee after the crash, his hip was scraped up, and the...

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