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Updated list of abandons after stage 6 in the 2012 Tour de France

LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France (AFP) — A reduced peloton of 182 riders, from 198 starters, began the seventh stage of the Tour de France Saturday a day after a mass pile-up on Friday led to 12 abandons and many riders nursing injury and severe road rash.

Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun) retired after 44km of racing in Saturday’s 199km stage to the first hilltop finish due to the pain of a fractured wrist. Following is a list of the retirements and reasons for retirement:

AG2R La Mondiale

Hubert Dupont (FRA) — sprained ankle, vertebrae and radius

Euskaltel-Euskadi

Mikel Astarloza (ESP) — elbow

Amets Txurruka (ESP) — right collarbone fracture

Garmin-Sharp

Tom Danielson (USA) — shoulder

Robert Hunter (RSA) — vertebrae

Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) — hematoma hip, left knee

Katusha

Oscar Freire (ESP) — broken rib

Lampre-ISD

Davide Vigano (ITA) — broken collarbone

Movistar

Imanol Erviti (ESP) — right leg

Jose Ivan Gutierrez (ESP) — right knee

Rabobank

Maarten Wynants (BEL) — broken ribs, perforated lung

Saur-Sojasun

Anthony Delaplace (FRA) — broken wrist

Vacansoleil

Wouter Poels (NED) — broken ribs, injured spleen

Retirements prior to Friday:

Argos-Shimano

Marcel Kittel (GER) — stomach virus

Movistar

Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP) — shoulder

Rabobank

Maarten Tjallingii (NED) — hip fracture

Sky

Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR) — tibia fracture