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Helicopter Knocks Cyclist out of Tour

TV copter blows billboard onto course

A wayward tevivision helicopter knocked Belgian cyclist Yannick Eijssen out of the Tour of Beijing when it blew down a billboard, which in turn struck a motorcyclist who then collided with Eijssen on Friday's stage three. Eijssen, a 22-year-old first-year pro cyclist riding for BMC, suffered facial abrasions and a fracture to the roof of his mouth.


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