Ryder Hesjedal's Tour under threat as Garmin suffer

Ryder Hesjedal, Tour de France 2012, stage six

Team Garmin-Sharp suffered in numbers in the Tour de France's sixth stage to Metz today. Due to a mega-crash only 35km out, mountain domestique Tom Danielson abandoned. Johan Van Summeren and Ryder Hesjedal also suffered, casting doubt over their continued participation in this Tour.

Hesjedal, winner of the Giro d'Italia just over month a go, rolled in 13-24 minutes behind stage winner Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale). He went straight to the bus without saying a word and limped out around 15 minutes for an anti-doping control. While he got into the team car, he responded to one question and said, "Bad day."

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