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Boardman Released From Hospital

July 14, 1998

CORK, Ireland (AP) _ Chris Boardman was released from Cork University Hospital today, one day after a concussion and other injuries from a spill put him out of the Tour de France.

The 29-year-old British cyclist held the leader’s yellow jersey after the first two days of the tour, which started Saturday in Dublin.

But the 1992 Olympic pursuit champion crashed during the 127.7-mile second stage from Enniscorthy to Cork.

Boardman clipped wheels with another rider and crashed heavily into a stone wall, 30 miles from Cork.

He was knocked unconscious and rushed to Cork’s University Hospital, where he was treated concussion, bruises and cuts. Doctors originally said he had a broken wrist but later said there were no broken bones.

Boardman, who has crashed out of three of the last four Tours de France, could not remember a thing about the crash but said he was lucky he was wearing a helmet.

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