Poland’s Rafał Majka out of Tour de France after crash
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Poland’s Rafał Majka has withdrawn from the Tour de France cycling race after a crash during which he suffered heavy bruising.
The pack of riders in action during the 9th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 km between Nantua and Chambery, France, 9 July. Photo: EPA/YOAN VALAT
"It's hard to breathe because of the pain," said Majka. "We had to make a wise decision bearing in mind my health and the rest of the season."
Majka was injured in a crash on Sunday during the stage to Chambery, south-eastern France.
He reached the finish line after losing more than half an hour. He was then taken directly to hospital. Doctors found he had not suffered any fractures.