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Tour de France 2012: Ryder Hesjedal Drops From No. 9 To No. 108 After Crash; Danielson Drops Out

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After a major crash in the final 20 km of Stage 6, Garmin-Sharp's Ryder Hesjedal has dropped from No. 9 in the overall standings to No. 108. Hesjedal finished Stage 6 just 10 spots from last place, having been one of the principle riders in the late-stage crash, with a time of 4H 50' 24".

Hesjedal was not the only Colorado-based rider to go down, though. Tom Danielson of Garmin-Sharp also took to the pavement and has since dropped from the race. Here is Danielson, briefly after the crash:

As the French text from above notes, Danielson was already riding with an injured shoulder for three days. He will join Wouter Poels, Davide Vigano and Mikel Astarloza as the four riders to leave in Stage 6.

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