Karpets withdraws from Tour de France
MORZINE, France -- Russian rider Vladimir Karpets of Team Katusha has dropped out of the Tour de France after breaking a bone in his left hand in a crash earlier in the race.
The team says a special diagnostic scan on its leader turned up a broken bone in his palm from an injury sustained in Stage 2 on July 5.
An X-ray right after the crash didn't show the full extent of the damage.
Karpets said in a team statement before Tuesday's ninth stage that he had trouble holding the ...
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