Shane Archbold out of Tour de France after breaking pelvis in crash

New Zealand's Shane Archbold sits after falling during the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France. photo / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
New Zealand's Shane Archbold sits after falling during the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France. photo / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

One of Shane Archbold's teammates is in awe of the Kiwi cyclist after a gritty end to his Tour de France campaign.

Archbold was involved in high speed crash into a wall during the 17th stage, but managed to finish the stage including the day's two final climbs.

His team has now confirmed he fractured his pelvis and is out of the rest of the tour.

"I've never seen somebody go through so much pain - he's so hard it's unbelievable," said his team-mate Sam Bennett told cyclingweekly.co.uk.

"I didn't see it, I only heard a little while after. The guys came up to me and said 'is Shane OK and I was like I don't know'. The guys said he could be out he crashed really hard. When I asked on the radio I couldn't believe he was still in the race after the crash."

- Radio Sport

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