Broken collarbone sidelines Armstrong
Lance Armstrong’s comeback is starting to dim as he is dealt a blow from a broken collarbone in a crash. The crash occurred near the end of the first stage of the Vuelta Ciclista Castilla y Leon race, around 16 kilometers from the finish. Armstrong mentioned it was the first of this type of injury in his career.
“I’m miserable,” said the record seven-time Tour de France champion. “I just need to relax a couple of days and then make a plan.”
Armstrong was caught up in the fall with around 15 to 20 other riders, and was the only one that suffered an injury. Apparently, the road wasn’t in the greatest condition.
“I was in the front,” Levi Leipheimer told Velonews, a journal of competitive cycling. “It was on really narrow, bumpy roads. It was a pretty bad road, super-rough and narrow. The edges were deteriorating, with cracks and parts missing, It was worse than typical [Spanish roads].”