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Olympian Clara Hughes OK after cycling crash

Olympian Clara Hughes is photographed in Toronto, Ont. Feb. 7/2012. (Photo by Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

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Veteran cyclist Clara Hughes has been given a clean bill of health after a Monday crash in a road race.

"Only scratches and minor bruises, nothing that her and her coach are worried about," a Hughes spokesman said Tuesday.

The 39-year-old from Glen Sutton, Que., went over her handlebars after being caught up in a crash at the Gatineau Grand Prix in Quebec.

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She went on to finish eighth in the race won by Specialized Lululemon teammate Ina-Yoko Teutenberg.

On Saturday, Hughes won the Chrono Gatineau Time Trial.

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