Charly Wegelius pulls out of Tour

Charly Wegelius, Tour de France 2010 stage 1

Britain's Charly Wegelius has pulled out of the Tour de France after suffering two tough days in the Alps. The Omega Pharma-Lotto rider did not start today's 11th stage from Sisteron to Bourg-les-Valence.

Although the climber had enjoyed an "on-par" day on Sunday's stage to Avoriaz, he suffered on Tuesday's epic to St-Jean-de-Maurienne - finishing over 34 minutes back, in the same group as Mark Cavendish and Robbie McEwen.

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