Ryder Hesjedal crashes out of Tour de Suisse

Ryder Hesjedal crashes out of Tour de Suisse on stage three

Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) crashed and abandoned the Tour of Switzerland this afternoon near Lake Brienz. The incident, just weeks ahead of the Tour de France, continues his bad luck.

Garmin reported to the team that Hesjedal is being examined at a local hospital, but was unable to confirm or rule out injuries. The Canadian was taken to the hospital near Bern after crashing near kilometre 154 of the 204.9-kilometre third leg to Meiringen.

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