Barredo out of Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Sat, 23 Apr 04:54:00 2011

Rabobank rider Carlos Barredo has been ruled out of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege race after picking up an injury at La Fleche Wallonne.

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The Spaniard suffered a nasty fall on Wednesday which left him requiring eight stitches in his elbow and with several other flesh wounds.

While no bones were broken, the 29-year-old has been forced to pull out of the final Monument of the spring season.

The 2009 Clasica San Sebastian winner tweeted to confirm his absence: "Out of Liege…I have too much pain in my elbow and shoulder. I'm sad, but it's impossible to ride. Good luck to the Rabobank team!"


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