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Tour de France champion Chris Froome withdraws after crash-filled stage
Tour de France champion Chris Froome withdraws after crash-filled stage

ARENBERG, France -- An injured wrist was just too much for Tour de France champion Chris Froome, in one of the most memorable and crash-marred stages in recent race history. The Kenyan-born Briton ended his repeat bid Wednesday, dropping out of cycling's big event and dropping a bombshell on his competitors after crashing twice in a rain-, mud-, sweat- and blood-soaked fifth stage for the pack through nerve-wracking cobblestones along France's border with Belgium. The 29-year-old Team Sky leader, already nursing pain in his left wrist a day earlier, first scuffed up his right hip, tearing his uniform, then scraped his face. Both falls happened even before he got to the eight...

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