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Vande Velde withdraws from Tour of Missouri

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 | 4:11 p.m. CDT; updated 12:22 a.m. CDT, Sunday, September 13, 2009

CAPE GIRARDEAU — Defending champion Christian Vande Velde has pulled out of the 2009 Tour of Missouri cycling race because of a broken hand.

Vande Velde was part of a pileup that involved more than a dozen riders near the finish of Monday's first stage at St. Louis. Vande Velde slid into a fire hydrant and broke one of his hands.

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He tested his hand near the beginning of Tuesday's stage but decided the pain was too much.


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