Farrar taken to hospital after Vuelta crash

Tyler Farrar injured, Vuelta a Espana 2011, stage seven

His arms wrapped around two team-mates as they guided him towards an ambulance, Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervélo) was unable to put any weight on his left foot or hip after crashing at the end of Friday's stage six in the Vuelta a Espana.

One of the first riders to crash when he and Poland's Michal Golas (Vancansoleil) collided together at high speed, Farrar was able to finish - but at least five minutes after Marcel Kittel (Skil-Shimano) had taken his 13th win of the season - and even then the American was only pedalling with his right leg.

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