Armstrong Crashes, Breaks Collarbone in Spanish Race

Cyclists looks set to recover quickly, team manager says
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2009 1:10 PM CDT
Lance Armstrong of the United States, right, is seen before the start of the Vuelta of Castilla and Leon in Paredes de Nava, Spain, Monday, March 23, 2009.   (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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(Newser) – Lance Armstrong broke his collarbone today in a crash during the first leg of a 5-day race in Spain, reports. Armstrong’s bike collided with other contestants in a pileup around 12 miles from the finish. A Twitter from the leader of Armstrong’s team said the cyclist suffered a “Clean collarbone fracture without complications," and said it “Should be fast recovery.”