Kittel out of Tour de France

@teamfreak16 (41175)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
July 19, 2017 4:38pm CST
Another big name has exited the Tour de France. German sprinter Marcel Kittel abandoned the race after being caught up in a multi-rider crash on today's Stage 17. Kittel, who had won five stages in this year's Tour, was the wearer of the Green points leader jersey, and had a nine point lead over Michael Matthews in that competition. Kittel damaged both his shoulder and knee, severely enough that he couldn't continue. French rider Thibaut Pinot also abandoned after a crash.
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@Tracy04 (10821)
• Malaysia
20 Jul 17
Competition always have someone hurt
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Jul 17
Lots of injuries in sports.
@Tracy04 (10821)
• Malaysia
20 Jul 17
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@LeaPea2417 (21596)
• Toccoa, Georgia
19 Jul 17
That is sad. I hope his injuries will heal well & quickly and that he can continue his bicycling career.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Jul 17
I haven't seen an update on just how serious his injuries are.
@LeaPea2417 (21596)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Jul 17
@teamfreak16 I hope it is not too serious.
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@amadeo (70606)
• United States
19 Jul 17
I heard about this on the sport news tonight.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Jul 17
Oh really? It made the news?
@amadeo (70606)
• United States
20 Jul 17
@teamfreak16 yes it did.very briefly.
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@JohnRoberts (61195)
• Los Angeles, California
20 Jul 17
No one said it would be easy!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Jul 17
It's definitely not. Lot's of crashes in the Tour.
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@TRBRocks420 (81171)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Jul 17
That's one sad thing about it the crashes.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Jul 17
Yeah, crashes are a part of cycling, but it's still sad.
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