Farrar Crashes in Stage 5 Sprint Finish
Third crash in three days; blames Veelers
American cyclist Tyler Farrar crashed for the third day in a row in a sprint finish, crossing the line last in Stage 5 of the Tour de France on Thursday. He dropped his bike and charged to the Argos-Shimano team bus to confront sprinter Tom Veelers, whom he blamed for the crash. Farrar’s Garmin-Sharp staff had to pull him back. Veelers blamed Farrar for the wreck, noting that he had already taken the position Farrar was going for in the sprint. “He didn’t respect my train, but that’s his problem. I get why he’s upset, because a crash is never very pleasant,” Veelers said in an emailed statement. Farrar, who will race in London, has not won a race this year. He crashed out of the Giro d’Italia in May.
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