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KNEE INJURY WILL KEEP HAMPSTEN OUT OF TOUR

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A knee injury will keep American Andy Hampsten out of the Tour de France, which starts Saturday, the Motorola team announced.

Hampsten fell while training last week and injured a knee.He was eighth last year and placed as high as fourth in 1986, his first year in the Tour when he helped teammate Greg LeMond win the prestigious event for the first time.

American Lance Armstrong, the reigning world champion, will head the Motorola squad. He won the eighth stage last year but dropped out before the end of the Alps.