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Bradley Wiggins, Tom Boonen pull out

Updated: July 8, 2011, 2:02 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHATEAUROUX, France -- British rider Bradley Wiggins and former world champion Tom Boonen of Belgium have pulled out of the Tour de France.

Wiggins was caught in a big crash that took down several riders late in the seventh stage between Le Mans and Chateauroux on Friday. Boonen failed to recover from injuries he suffered in a crash this week.

Wiggins was one of about 20 riders caught near the back of the peloton with 23 miles to go in the 135-mile flat stage.

Wiggins, ...

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