Tour de France '07 Stage 2 link roundup

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  • Discovery: "Caught in the peloton spill at 3K remaining in Monday's stage, George Hincapie sustained a slight right-knee contusion & will start Tuesday. Tomas Vaitkus suffered unstable fractures of the right thumb, which will require surgery including a plate. Vaitkus will undergo surgery this evening and will not start TDF Stage 3. All other DC riders OK. More news as available." Hincapie's brother adds, "George was right in the middle of it and could not avoid the pavement at first he thought he broke his kneecap having landed right on it but it turned out to be badly bruised with some abrasions. He is icing it tonight as there is still 3 weeks to go with very little rest. This will make for an uncomfortable few days but he should be ok."
  • T-Mobile: "[Cavendish] was in the middle of it alright. Luckily the crash was not as bad as it looked. Mark has suffered bruising to his left knee and heel which took the brunt of the crash. There is also bruising elsewhere but he should be OK... was a relief to finish the stage without any serious injuries."
  • CSC: Cancellara is okay, as evidenced by his post-race interview video. Schleck's elbow is sore from his separate crash.
  • Lampre: CyclingNews reports Bennati was in the crash, but no update on his injuries
  • Credit Agricole: Thor Hushovd got caught in the crash, but blood and bruises are par for the course for the Thunder rider.
  • Lotto: VeloNews: Fast Freddie's status still uncertain. Horner: "...two guys from my team too – Leif [Hoste] and Freddy Rodriguez both crashed. Luckily I was pretty far back so I wasn't involved." McEwen's knee is bothering him from the stage 1 crash.

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