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Bad Luck for Jean Cristophe Péraud at Tour De France 2013

Posted on the 18 July 2013 by Worldxcmtb @worldxcmtb
Bad luck for Jean Cristophe Péraud at Tour De France 2013

(google translate)Bad luck for Péraud athlete from brilliant career in Mountain Bike (2nd at the Beijing Olympics), which has called into question 32 years, winning the national championship time trial between the French Elite and signing a contract, the following year, as a professional with the Omega Pharma Quickstep.
Peraud Jean-Cristophe was the best French in the overall standings with his 9th place at 8'47 "from Froome and was preparing for a time trial is very important because he is a specialist (in 2009 he finished 11th at the World Championships time trial and in the the same year he won the national championship in front of French Silvain Chavanel).
The thirty-six of Toulouse had all the papers in order to finish this Tour de France in the 10 (a no mean achievement given its lack of experience in road cycling). We had already succeeded in 2011 and finished 9th but Péraud found a really unlucky day: the athlete's Ag2r falls, proving the stopwatch at the foot of the Côte de Réallon, stopwatch second climb of today's stage, getting a fracture to the unfragmented clavicle.
But Péraud part too but the fate wants to retire at the end of the last descent, a few minutes of arrival, Péraud falls heavily slamming the same clavicle, at which point you give up, salt flagship and retires retiring from his Tour de France ... really a shame for a runner with great character and the undoubted physical qualities.

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