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Thursday, 6 July, 2000, 21:18 GMT 22:18 UK
Brotherton's Tour moment
Stuart O'Grady
O'Grady took a tumble
Throughout the Tour de France Simon Brotherton is providing daily race reports for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC World Service - he is also giving Sport Online his Tour moment of the day.

Today's moment came courtesy of a band, who were providing entertainment at the side of the road during the race.

For some reason, a few of the riders thought the sound of the band was that of a crash further ahead.

They automatically braked, causing an actual accident at the back of the field.

Among those riders to fall was Australia's Stuart O'Grady who won the tour of Britain two years ago.

O'Grady fell heavily on his shoulder and struggled along to the finish in pain, some 22 minutes behind the leaders.

He went straight to hospital and we wait to see if he can continue in the race.

See also:

06 Jul 00 | Tour de France
05 Jul 00 | Tour de France
05 Jul 00 | Tour de France
04 Jul 00 | Tour de France
04 Jul 00 | Tour de France
03 Jul 00 | Tour de France
02 Jul 00 | Tour de France
03 Jul 00 | Tour de France
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