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TdF Cycling News flash for July 2, 2005

Edited by Hedwig Kröner

Ullrich and Pereiro crash

T-Mobile captain Jan Ullrich has crashed into the rear window of the team car being driven by directeur sportif Mario Kummer on Friday during motor training. Ullrich slid into the back of the car which had hit the brakes hard on a slippery section of road. He suffered cuts and scratches, also one minor cut to his face, as the window broke on impact, but team doctor Lothar Heinrich said, "They are just surface wounds. They don't need to be stitched." Ullrich also confirmed, "I'm fine, it's not that bad."

As the rain and wind in the Vendée region still continue, Phonak's Oscar Pereiro also crashed today during training on the streets around Nantes. The Spaniard bruised his hips, buttocks and left knee and elbow. "Of course the bruises hurt, but for the start of the Tour nothing stands in our way," team doctor Thomas Klimaschka boldly said. No other crashes have been reported from the teams so far.

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