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Cycling Blow: McEwen Out Of Tour?

  • May 29th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

cyclist-mcewen-wikip.jpgAustralian professional rider and Tour de France hope Robbie McEwen is expected to miss that major cycling event this July after a bad fall (27.5.09), during a road race in Belgium.

His team managers are quoted as saying that he’s had surgery to one leg after bumping something on the roadside and coming down hard  — and they’ve expressed some concern for his long-term future in competition.

The sprint specialist, now 36, has won the Tour de France green jersey for sprints on three occasions, and won this year’s Down Under Classic.


Reference
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Cycling Weekly, UK; “McEwen’s Tour de France in doubt after injury”, 27.5.09. http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/, (28.5.09).

AFP, Knokke-Heist, 28.5.09; “Team fears for McEwen’s future after heavy fall”.

Picture: Robbie McEwen leading in the 2007 Bay Classic; wikipedia.

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