Farrar abandons Tour and puts dream of stage win on hold

Tyer Farrar and Martijn Maaskant, Tour de France 2010 stage 5

Mark Cavendish will take Tyler Farrar off his list of sprint rivals for the next Tour de France stages. The American of team Garmin-Transitions finished third to Cavendish yesterday, but today found the pain of a fractured wrist bone too much to handle and abandoned.

"He's a hard nut," said Garmin sports director, Matt White. "The wrist is not going to heal until he has time off the bike."

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