Dumoulin injures wrist in fall, abandons Tour de France
MEGEVE, France (AP) Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin, a favorite for gold in the Olympic time trial, abandoned the Tour de France in tears Friday after injuring his left wrist in a fall, two stages from the end of the race.
At the beginning of the biggest climb in Stage 19, Dumoulin appeared to make contact with other riders and hit the pavement hard as his right foot remained stuck in his pedal.
Dumoulin won two stages in this Tour, taking the ninth leg with a solo breakaway through a hailstorm on a mountain-top finish in Andorra, and then dominating the race's longest time trial in Stage 13.
Dumoulin finished second to overall leader Chris Froome in Thursday's mountain time trial.
The Team Giant-Alpecin rider was 44th overall, more than 90 minutes behind Froome.