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Tony Martin Abandons Tour de France

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July 9, 2015 – Yellow jersey wearer Tony Martin is out of the Tour de France after breaking his collarbone in a crash at the climax of Thursday’s sixth stage, his team director Patrick Lefevere said.

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“It is impossible for Tony to start Friday’s stage,” Lefevere told French radio station Europe 1.

The 30-year-old German — who took the overall lead on Tuesday — is the second yellow jersey wearer to exit the race in a matter of days after Fabian Cancellara bowed out on Monday with two broken vertebrae.

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