Leipheimer info from LeTour

July 17, 2009

Here is the dispatch from the Tour de France official site…

12:13 – Leipheimer Abandons Le Tour 2009

The big news at the start of the 13th stage is the retirement of the rider ranked fourth overall after 12 stages. Levi Leipheimer (AST) crashed in the final three kilometers of the stage to Vittel and although he finished the stage, and appeared to be unharmed, x-rays this morning revealed a fracture of the scaphoid bone and he will not be at the start today.

So that’s it.