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Van Garderen knocked out of worlds after Vuelta crash

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 29, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tejay van Garderen will miss the world championships in Virginia next month after a crash during the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday left the American star with a broken shoulder.

Van Garderen was among numerous riders involved in a pileup in Stage 8, which left Belgian rider Kris Boeckmans in an induced coma with a concussion and facial fractures.

Along with a broken shoulder, van Garderen had a bruised chest and lung.

His team, BMC Racing, said in a statement that the injuries will prevent van Garderen from helping them defend their team time trial world championship. They also will rule van Garderen out for selection to the U.S. team for the road race and individual time trial.

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