Boom wins 5th Tour stage as Froome crashes out

Updated: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 |

ARENBERG, France (AP) - Dutch rider Lars Boom has won a chaotic fifth stage of the Tour de France marked by the withdrawal of defending champion Chris Froome following two crashes.

Race leader Vincenzo Nibali, one several high-profile riders to crash, recovered and excelled: He extended his overall lead.

Froome was the Team Sky leader favored to win again, and his departure leaves the three-week race wide open.

Race organizers, sensing the dangers even before the stage began, scrapped two of the nine scheduled cobblestone patches, and reduced the stage by three kilometers (two miles), to 152.5 kilometers (95 miles), from Ypres, Belgium to Arenberg-Porte du Hainaut, France.

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July 02, 2015 07:08 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Wednesday's Games

Cincinnati 2 Minnesota 1

Oakland 4 Colorado 1

Seattle 7 San Diego 0

Pittsburgh 9 Detroit 3

Chi White Sox 7 St. Louis 1

Thursday's Game

Pittsburgh (Liriano 4-6) at Detroit (K.Ryan 1-1), 1:08 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

Toronto 11, Boston 2

N.Y. Yankees 3, L.A. Angels 1

Baltimore 4, Texas 2

Cleveland 8, Tampa Bay 1

Houston 6, Kansas City 5

Thursday's Games

Cleveland (Kluber 3-9) at Tampa Bay (M.Moore 0-0), 12:10 p.m.

Texas (Gallardo 7-6) at Baltimore (Gausman 1-0), 7:05 p.m.

Boston (Miley 7-7) at Toronto (Boyd 0-1), 7:07 p.m.

Minnesota (Gibson 5-6) at Kansas City (C.Young 7-3), 8:10 p.m.

Seattle (Elias 4-5) at Oakland (Kazmir 4-5), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

Milwaukee 9, Philadelphia 5

Chicago Cubs 2, N.Y. Mets 0, 11 innings

Miami 6, San Francisco 5

Atlanta 4, Washington 1

L.A. Dodgers 4, Arizona 3

Thursday's Games

San Francisco (M.Cain 0-0) at Miami (Fernandez 0-0), 12:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Liriano 4-6) at Detroit (K.Ryan 1-1), 1:08 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 7-5) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 8-5), 1:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (Garza 4-10) at Philadelphia (Billingsley 0-2), 6:35 p.m.

Washington (Scherzer 9-5) at Atlanta (Banuelos 0-0), 7:10 p.m.

San Diego (T.Ross 5-7) at St. Louis (Cooney 0-0), 7:15 p.m.

Colorado (Rusin 3-2) at Arizona (Hellickson 5-5), 9:40 p.m.

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Thursday's Games

Washington at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Connecticut, 7 p.m.

Tulsa at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

San Antonio at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

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