Leipheimer out of the Tour with broken wrist

Levi Leipheimer, Tour de France 2009, stage 9

Levi Leipheimer is out of the Tour de France after crashing on stage 12 to Vittel and breaking his wrist.

The American hit the deck 2.5km from the finish on a fast left hand corner where Cadel Evans also crashed. Leipheimer picked himself up and finished the stage without a problem, but, according to Astana's press officer, the pain had increased this morning and so he was taken to hospital where they confirmed the break.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.