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Chris Froome crashed twice and quit
the Tour de France yesterday during
a chaotic, nerve-jangling, filthy fifth
stage full of spills.
Froome fell even before the seven
cobblestone patches on the slick road
from Ypres, Belgium, to Arenberg-Porte
du Hainaut in France. Riders had known
months ago about the bone-jarring
course; incessant rain made it even
The withdrawal of the Team Sky
leader left the race wide open with 16
stages still left.
Overall race leader Vincenzo Nibali
wasted little time in speeding ahead,
notably after he saw that his other big
rival for the title this year, two-time
Tour victor Alberto Contador, had trou-
ble on the second run on cobbles.
Sensing the danger from the rain,
race organisers scrapped two of the
nine scheduled cobblestone patches,
and reduced the stage by three kilo-
metres (two miles). But that still wasn t
enough to stop many riders from tum-
Froome, already nursing pain in his
left wrist from a crash on Tuesday, took
his third and last spill in two days about
halfway through the stage. With a cut
under his right eye, the Team Sky leader
limped over to a team car, climbed in,
and drove away.
Froome tweeted he was "devastated"
to have to withdraw. "Injured wrist and
tough conditions made controlling my
bike near to impossible," he wrote. He
wished luck to new Sky leader Richie
Porte of Australia and his other team-
mates for the rest of the race.
"It s devastating for Chris and for
the team," Sky boss Dave Brailsford
said. "We really believed in Chris and
his ability to win this race. But it s not
to be this year.
"When you have a day like today,
when you have a setback, you have to
roll ahead and go again, you have to
recalibrate your goals. Richie Porte came
on the Tour to be the team leader No
2, and he showed great ability to ride
the cobbles the way he did."
The last time a defending champion
abandoned the Tour was five-time win-
ner Bernard Hinault of France in 1980,
according to French cycling statistics
Nibali, too, was one of several high-
profile riders who crashed, recovered
and excelled on the 152.5-kilometre
(95-mile) route. The Italian finished
third and extended his lead. He and
second-place Jakob Fuglsang of Den-
mark were 19 seconds behind stage
winner Lars Boom of the Netherlands.
"This is a special, special day for
me," said Boom, who rides for Belkin
Pro Cycling. "I was really looking for-
ward to the cobblestones."
Overall, Nibali leads Astana team-
mate Fuglsang by 2 seconds. Cannon-
dale rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia was
third, 44 seconds back. Contador,
breathing hard under a mask of mud
at the finish, lost about 2 1/2 minutes
to Nibali: He s 2:37 back, in 19th place.
Sky s Porte was eighth overall, 1:54
back, and Valverde was 10th, 2:11
Nibali expressed little reaction to
Froome s pullout.
"We have to be calm. The road to
Paris is very long," he said. "Cycling is
made of crashes, and we have to take
that into account."
Others who went down but kept
going included Americans Andrew
Talansky and Tejay van Garderen,
Spain s Alejandro Valverde, and Ger-
many s Marcel Kittel, winner of three
of the first four stages. In what was
perhaps the day s most visually dramatic
crash, Belgium s Jurgen van den Broeck
went hurtling over his handlebars in a
bend on a cobblestone patch, and tum-
bled into a grassy roadside.
While the chaos on the course raised
questions about riding in such poor
conditions---critics in social media had
a field day---it made for great racing
imagery: Many riders were caked in
sloppy, wet mud on their faces and
shins, their biceps jiggling as they held
their handlebars. A mix of sweat, rain,
mud and drool dropped from many
chins. Many looked as if they d ridden
through a shower of chocolate pud-
The race heads to Champagne coun-
try today, with a mostly flat 194-kilo-
metre (120-mile) run from Arras to
Reims in Stage 6. AP
Froome crashes out Tour de France
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, crosses the
finish line of the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race.
Britain's Christopher Froome gets up after a third consecutive crash in two days prior to abandoning the race
during the fifth stage of the Tour de France over 155 kilometres (96.3 miles) with start in Ypres, Belgium, and
finish in Arenberg, France, yesterday. AP PHOTOS
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