Garmin-Sharp adjust Tour de France plans after injury problems

Ryder Hesjedal, Tour de France 2012, stage one

Ryder Hesjedal's chances of winning the Tour de France may have been weakened with the crash of key mountain domestique, Tom Danielson. The American placed top 10 last year and was expected to support Hesjedal's dream of winning or placing in the top three.

Team Garmin-Sharp's Danielson went down in the stage to Boulogne-sur-Mer and suffered a shoulder injury yesterday. Team-mate Christian Vande Velde also crashed and lost around two minutes. In addition to being helpers, both were the team's back-up GC riders.

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