The Belgian Wout Van Aert he was forced to abandon the Tour de France after suffering a hard fall in the absence of 1.2 kilometers to finish his participation in the time trial of the twelfth stage of the Tour de France in Pau, which was the favorite for victory.
The Jumbo cyclist, aged 24, was rolling at almost 50 per hour when in a curve hit a fence and he went to the ground, so he had to be attended to for several minutes on the asphalt.
📹 Van Aert's fall in the time trial. The Belgian champion of the specialty goes to the ground after touching the metal fence. He is sore on the asphalt.
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Later he was taken by ambulance to a hospital and, according to his team, suffers a severe cut in the upper part of his right leg, although he is conscious.
Debutante in the Tour, winner of the tenth stage, with final in Albi, Van Aert He started as the main favorite to take the time, although he had not set the best time in the three intermediate points he had overcome, in which his compatriot Thomas de Gendt led the classification, as in the finish line.
Van Aert is triple cyclo-cross world champion and champion of his country against the clock.
In this season he had won the three time trials he had played, the Belgian championship, the one in the past Dauphiné and that of the teams of the second day of this Tour.
In the Dauphine he chained two consecutive wins, as after winning the Roane clock he won the sprint in Voiron.
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