Metz, France — East Lyme's Tom Danielson was among two dozen riders involved in Friday's accident at the Tour de France and had to withdraw from the race.
Danielson, who finished eighth in last year's Tour, was already nursing a separated shoulder from a crash earlier in the week. In Friday's spill, he was briefly knocked unconscious, and later rushed to a hospital for hip, collarbone and elbow injuries. He was one of at least four riders to drop out of the race because of the crash.
"It was the scariest crash I've ever been in," David Millar said. He had black marks of chain-grease all over his arm and said the riders were going at least 43 mph at the time.