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New Zealand cyclist Shane Archbold has been forced out of the Tour de France after crashing and breaking his pelvis.Riding for German team Bora-Argon 18, the 27-year-old Timaru rider crashed into a wall 105km into the 17th stage on the descent after the second climb up the category three Col des Mosses.The team website said Archbold was travelling at about 80km/h when he came off, with nearly 80km of the stage from Berne in Switzerland to a mountain-top finish at Finhaut-Emosson still remaining.He was examined by the tour doctor before remounting and struggling through to finish the stage in the grupetto at the back of the field, nearly 40 minutes behind the leaders.Bora-Argon said further examination showed Archbold, who won gold in the scratch race at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games two years ago, had a broken pelvis.The fracture is stable but he has to retire from the Tour de France. The whole team wishes you all the best and a speedy recovery, mate!One of Archbolds teammates, Irishman Sam Bennett, rode with him to the finish and said the Kiwi had shown impressive resolve to carry on.Ive never seen somebody go through so much pain - hes so hard its unbelievable, Bennett told cyclingweekly.co.uk.Greg Henderson, riding for Belgian team Lotto Soudal, also helped nurse his compatriot across the line, afterwards lauding Archbold on Twitter for his tenacity.Gutsy effort to crash downhill and still finish the stage, he tweeted.Dont be too hard on yourself. Epic to finish today. Get home. Rest up. Get that hip healed.The stage was won by Russias Ilnur Zakarin of Team Katusha in 4hr 36min 33sec, 55sec clear of second-placed Colombian Jarlinson Pantano (IAM Cycling)Tour leader Chris Froome finished nearly eight minutes down, but his grasp on the yellow jersey tightened as he covered his main rivals and now holds a 2min 27sec lead with four stages remaining. 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HolmesGrade: C 2016 Record: Foursomes 0-0-0; Four-Ball 0-1-0; Overall: 0-1-0 Note: Captains pickAlthough his four-ball pairing with Ryan Moore got beat (as opposed to losing), I expect more birdies with Holmes length off the tee. One just doesnt get it done.Dustin JohnsonGrade: B- 2016 Record: Foursomes 1-0-0; Four-Ball 0-1-0; Overall: 1-1-0 Nothing spectacular in the morning foursomes session, but it wasnt needed. In the afternoon, five birdies in a losing effort is commendable, but it still was a loss.Zach JohnsonGrade: B+ 2016 Record: Foursomes 1-0-0; Four-Ball 0-0-0; Overall: 1-0-0 The ultimate grinder for Generation X matched up perfectly with Jimmy Walker in foursomes, even after a shaky first two holes.Brooks KoepkaGrade: B+ 2016 Record: Foursomes 0-0-0; Four-Ball 1-0-0; Overall: 1-0-0 The bomber looked like he believed he belonged and was out to prove it. Expect him in both sessions Saturday.Matt KucharGrade: C 20016 Record: Foursomes 1-0-0; Four-Ball 0-1-0; Overall: 1-1-0 Note: Captains pickMorning opponents Thomas Pieters and Lee Westwood lost to Kuchar and Dustin Johnson.dddddddddddd Only one birdie in the afternoon loss was somewhat disappointing.Phil MickelsonGrade: C 2016 Record: Foursomes 1-0-0; Four-Ball 0-0-0; Overall: 1-0-0 I was a little surprised that captain Davis Love III agreed to let Mickelson play foursomes, as wild as he is off the tee. But it worked out ... this time.Ryan MooreGrade: B- 2016 Record: Foursomes 0-0-0; Four-Ball 0-1-0; Overall: 0-1-0 Note: Captains pickAdmirable attempt at a comeback with partner J.B. Holmes, even if it fell short. Good to see that putter has stayed as hot as it was in Atlanta last week.Patrick ReedGrade: B 2016 Record: Foursomes 1-0-0; Four-Ball 0-1-0; Overall: 1-1-0 Very solid play early with Jordan Spieth; afternoon session could have been cleaner.Brandt SnedekerGrade: B+ 2016 Record: Foursomes 0-0-0; Four-Ball 1-0-0; Overall: 1-0-0 The putter hes known for finally awoke. He played the part of the veteran perfectly alongside rookie partner Brooks Koepka.Jordan SpiethGrade: B 2016 Record: Foursomes 1-0-0; Four-Ball 0-1-0; Overall: 1-1-0 Great stuff in the morning, but the adrenaline crash was obvious in the afternoon.Jimmy WalkerGrade: B+ 2016 Record: Foursomes 1-0-0; Four-Ball 0-0-0; Overall: 1-0-0 After going bogey-bogey, the ship was settled from the third hole through the 11th. Then it was pedal to the metal to win on the 16th. ' ' '
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