Tour de France: Jumbo-Visma left counting the cost after devastating crash on stage 1

Tour de France: Jumbo-Visma left counting the cost after devastating crash on stage 1



Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) came through an almighty scare on stage 1 of the Tour de France after a spectator caused a major pile up that took down not only the race favourite but also half of his team.

Wout van Aert, Tony Martin, Mike Teunissen, Sepp Kuss and Roglič all needed varying degrees of medical treatment after being taken down in a fall with around 45km to go on the opening stage from Brest after a spectator stood too close to the road and held a sign out in front of the riders. Martin, who was second wheel at the time, had no where to go and was the first rider to hit the deck with Roglič landing on his back and Kuss’ bike being totally destroyed.

Roglič managed to remount on a teammate’s bike and even gain time on the stage thanks to a third place finish behind Julian Alaphilippe and Michael Matthews but Teunissen was sent for medical checks, while Martin was seen covered in road rash and cuts. 



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