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Injured Leipheimer withdraws from race

Updated: July 17, 2009, 5:40 PM ET
Associated Press

VITTEL, France -- Lance Armstrong's teammate Levi Leipheimer withdrew from the Tour de France before Friday's 13th stage after breaking his wrist in a crash, his Astana team said.

Leipheimer fell off his bike about 1.86 miles from the finish line Thursday in a crash involving two-time Tour runner-up Cadel Evans.

The American was fourth overall, 39 seconds behind race leader Rinaldo Nocentini of Italy.

"Woke up to bad news. Levi is out with a broken wrist. Damn...," Armstrong ...

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