MENDE, France -- Wenatchee's Tyler Farrar pulled out of the Tour de France on Friday because the pain from riding 10 stages after breaking his left wrist finally proved too much for him.
The American sprint specialist injured himself in one of numerous crashes on rain-slicked roads on the second stage of the Tour, and he abandoned Friday's 12th stage before the end.
"I am devastated to leave the Tour and my teammates," Farrar said. "It's the event we go for all year. I've been suffering since my crash on stage 2 and today the pain was just too much. I couldn't push through."
Farrar's injury is the latest setback for the injury-hit Garmin-Transitions team. Christian Vande Velde and Robert Hunter have also pulled out.