Schleck crashes on training ride, needs stitches

Frank Schleck Tour 2008

Frank Schleck crashed heavily during training ride yesterday, putting his early season goals in jeopardy.

The Saxo Bank rider lost control of his bike after his front wheel slipped on a descent, sending the rider from Luxembourg tumbling to the floor. He was immediately taken to hospital, where he required seven stitches to repair a gash on his chin.

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