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Tour de France News Flash for July 7, 2003

Edited by Jeff Jones

Hamilton continues

Despite breaking his collarbone in two places in yesterday's stage 1 crash, American Tyler Hamilton (CSC) has decided to continue in the Tour, according to Danish TV2. Team CSC's press officer Brian Nygaard said that "Hamilton slept badly last night because of the pain, but he will do whatever he can to stay in the race as long as possible." Hamilton has been given painkillers to try and cope with the pain.

"He'll try, but maybe he will feel imediately that's it's not going to work", Bjarne Riis told Danishg newspaper B.T.

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