Tour de France pain is followed by bad Olympics news for Alberto Contador

He had to withdraw from the tour after nine stages

BY Raf Diallo 16:45 Tuesday 12 July 2016, 16:45 12 Jul 2016

Spain's Alberto Contador, left, strains as he rides in the back of the pack during the ninth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 184.5 kilometers (114.3 miles) with start in Vielha Val d'Aran, Spain, and finish in Andorra Arcalis, Andorra, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador has been ruled out of the Rio Olympics.

He had to withdraw from the Tour de France at the weekend after nine stages due to the effects of two falls.

Scans show the two-time Tour winner has three leg fractures.

As a result of, he says that he is "practically ruled out" of next months' Games in Rio. 

"Regarding the Olympics, it is practically impossible. The question is not whether I have recovered, but if I can participate in top condition. At first glance, it looks like that will not be possible. It's a shame, because I think I could have done well on the course," he commented.

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