Tour-Haselbacher sidelined with broken ribs

Updated: July 9, 2004, 2:09 PM ET

ANGERS, France, July 9 - Austria's Rene Haselbacher withdrew from the Tour de France on Friday after he was injured in a massive crash near the finish of the sixth stage.

The Gerolsteiner rider, who was also injured in a crash last year on the Tour, was taken to a hospital in Angers. X-rays revealed he had suffered a broken nose and three broken ribs, the Tour medical service said.

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