Posted by Editoress on 08/5/06
Hesjedal Injures Foot at Tour of Germany
Ryder Hesjedal dropped out early in the third stage of the Tour of Germany after an official ran over his foot with a car after stage 2!
"After the finish of stage 2 I was just getting a drink in the finish area and next thing I know there is a car tire sitting completely on top of my foot!! A little scary!!
"In the same moment that I thought it would be over the driver just panicked and didn't do anything, just letting the car sit there as I really got worried (yelling also!) until he finally got it in to reverse and backed off.
"It was anti-inflammatories and ice for the next 12 hours. Luckily nothing seems to be broken and should be training tomorrow. Decided with the team and doctor not to push through Germany with the chance of causing more problems. Still continuing as planned for San Sebastion and Vuelta!!"
Tour of Germany
Stage 4: Heidenheim to Bad Tölz, 192 km
1. Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank, 4:34:38
2. Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner
3. Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram
4. Mark Renshaw (Aus) Credit Agricole
5. Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
6. Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner
7. Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir
8. Francesco Failli (Ita) Liquigas
9. Roy Sentjens (Bel) Rabobank
10. Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Lampre-Fondital
22. Michael Barry (Can) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
1. Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram, 18:43:10
2. Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team, at 0:07
3. Linus Gerdemann (Ger) T-Mobile Team, 0:08
4. Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner, 0:14
5. Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Team CSC, 0:17
6. Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC, 0:18
7. Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Team, s.t.
8. Nick Nuyens (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic, 0:20
9. Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Lampre-Fondital, 0:21
10. Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Team, 0:24
35. Michael Barry (Can) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team, 1:07
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