American cyclist Lance Armstrong suffered a shattering blow in his comeback bid on Monday when he broke his right collarbone after falling on the first stage of a five-day race in northern Spain. Doctors were determining whether the record seven-time Tour de France champion would need surgery said Jacinto Vidarte, spokesman for the Vuelta Ciclista Castilla y Leon race.
American cyclist Lance Armstrong, the only man to win the Tour de France seven times, crashed on the first stage of a five-day race in Spain on Monday and was taken to a hospital by ambulance. Armstrong reportedly fell around 20 kilometers from the finish and was seen pointing to his collarbone, CNN’s Al Goodman reported from northern Spain. Organizers said Armstrong was taken to hospital and had withdrawn from the race.