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Donger
03-23-2009, 01:43 PM
Bummer.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SPORT/03/23/cycling.armstrong/index.html

(CNN) -- American cyclist Lance Armstrong suffered a shattering blow in his comeback bid on Monday when he broke his right collarbone after falling on the first stage of a five-day race in northern Spain.
American Armstrong was competing in Spain to regain full race fitness after coming out of retirement.

Emerging from a hospital with his arm in a sling, Armstrong said he will return to the United States, where doctors will determined whether he needs surgery.

"I'm miserable," said the record seven-time Tour de France champion. "I just need to relax a couple of days and then make a plan."

Armstrong could be out for three to four weeks said Jacinto Vidarte, spokesman for the Vuelta Ciclista Castilla y Leon race, following a crash that involved a group of 15 to 20 riders some 20 kilometers from the finish.

The injury looks certain to end Armstrong's hopes of challenging for the Giro d'Italia from May 9-31 and must cast big doubts on his plans to chase an eighth Tour crown from July 4-26 in France.

The 37-year-old Armstrong was taken to a hospital by ambulance and was seen pointing to his collarbone, CNN's Al Goodman reported from northern Spain.

Armstrong, who came out of retirement after more than three years to return to competitive cycling with Astana in January, walked to the ambulance unaided, television pictures from the scene showed.

Bartosz Huzarski, a cyclist racing for the Italian team ISD, saw the fall, but said he did not know what had caused it. Only Armstrong appeared to indicate he was hurt, the Polish cyclist said.

The fall took place a on a sunny day on a stretch of two-lane highway, Goodman said, as riders tackled the 104-mile (168-km) opening stage, as Armstrong stepped up his latest return to the sport.

Mecca
03-23-2009, 01:45 PM
Well he better get some roids then.

Katipan
03-23-2009, 01:47 PM
If he had any balls he would have got back on.

Donger
03-23-2009, 01:48 PM
If he had any balls he would have got back on.

Bad Katipan. Although, Tyler Hamilton once rode an entire tour with a broken collarbone.

Baconeater
03-23-2009, 01:50 PM
Bummer. At least I won't have to act like I care about the Tour De France this year.

Buck
03-23-2009, 01:51 PM
If he had any balls he would have got back on.

I see what you did there.

(He only has 1 testicle)

Donger
03-23-2009, 01:51 PM
Bummer. At least I won't have to act like I care about the Tour De France this year.

I would guess he'll be ready for the TDF.

Katipan
03-23-2009, 01:59 PM
I see what you did there.

(He only has 1 testicle)

While I have been responsible for the castration of many men, Lancie poo wasn't one of them.

Dicky McElephant
03-23-2009, 02:00 PM
STAY DOWN BITCH!

headsnap
03-23-2009, 02:15 PM
I would guess he'll be ready for the TDF.

easily...

Jerm
03-23-2009, 02:20 PM
I broke my collarbone a long time ago, friggin' hurts like hell.