Millar rides through the pain barrier to make time cut

David Millar, Tour de France 2010, stage 8

David Millar endured one of his worst days on the bike yesterday – riding 180 kilometres on his own and dragging his bruised and battered body over the mountains not knowing whether he'd make the time limit.

The Garmin-Transitions rider has been nursing injuries, including some badly bruised ribs, since a trio of crashes on stage two. He was dropped on the first climb during yesterday's ninth stage from Morzine to St Jean-de Maurienne.

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