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Lance Armstrong Crashes In Spain, Breaks Collarbone: Video

Lance Armstrong’s Tour De France comeback may be in jeopardy after he was involved in a major bike crash during today’s Vuelta Castilla y Leon race in Spain.

Following his crash, Armstrong could be seen grimacing in pain on the side of the road. He was then loaded into an ambulance and taken to Hospital Clinico in Valladolid, Spain.

According to Lance Armstrong’s Astana team director, Johan Bruyneel, the injury was a “clean collarbone fracture without complications. Should be fast recovery.”

However, Armstrong will be transported back to the United States, where he could need surgery to repair the broken collarbone he sustained in the crash.

Lance Armstrong told reporters upon leaving the hospital, “I think for the Tour it’s a very big problem. I’ve never had this happen before; it’s pretty painful. I feel really miserable.”

Crashes are common in cycling, so Armstrong was lucky to have not sustained a serious injury up until today. Even if he can recover, this will certainly limit his training during the run-up to the Tour in July.

Armstrong Injured in Cycling Crash in Spain [New York Times]

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