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Cycling: Contador crashes badly as Tour hopes suffer


Alberto Contador's Tour de France hopes were badly dented on Monday when he crashed badly on the tough 10th stage.

The two-time winner crashed on a pass between the Petit Ballon climb and the Col du Platzerwasel, needing lengthy medical attention to patch up his knee before getting going again.

The 31-year-old Spaniard also needed to change bikes and a shoe before restarting while he received further attention from his team car as he continued the race.