Alejandro Valverde and Philippe Gilbert abandon Yorkshire World Championships men's road race

The Belgian was brought down by a crash with 120km

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Philippe Gilbert has abandoned the men's road race at the Yorkshire World Championships in tears following a crash and not being able to chase back up to the peloton.

The Belgian, who was one of the favourites going into the race, was brought down by a crash with 120km to go, as the peloton entered the Harrogate circuit.

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