Leipheimer out of Paris-Nice due to fractured back

Levi Leipheimer Tour of California stage 6 2009

Levi Leipheimer will not start Paris-Nice (March 8-13) due to injuries sustained as a result of a crash on stage three of the Tour of California.

According to Leipheimer's Team Astana website, the American fractured his sacrum - a large bone positioned at the base of the spine. He has been suffering from back pain since the American stage race which finished last week.

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