Tiesj Benoot escaped any damaged bones throughout a crash on stage 4 of the Tour de France, however his bike wasn’t so fortunate, snapping in two after the Belgian crashed over a barrier on a descent.
The Sunweb rider was a part of the day’s breakaway, and was attempting to shut a niche to the rider in entrance of him, saying he went too quick into the nook, which resulted in his fall.
“I’ve some cuts and I have to get an x-ray of my finger. However I used to be fortunate,” Benoot stated after the end.
“It’s actually silly. I needed to be in Nils Politt’s wheel in that descent and I closed a niche on him, however I went too quick right into a nook that went additional than I anticipated.”
The 2018 Strade Bianche winner has suffered abrasions throughout his physique in addition to a contusion to his hand, group physician Camiel Alderschof stated, and his situation will likely be monitored over the upcoming levels.
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“I felt my wheel shift after which you might have a panic response. You brake and then you definately lose management. I noticed the crash barrier approaching and thought learn how to land as softly as attainable,” Benoot defined.
“It’s a disgrace, as a result of I really feel higher and higher”, Benoot added, having just lately deserted the Critérium du Dauphiné with again issues. “I’m not 100 p.c but, however I nonetheless had one thing left.”
As for his damaged bike, he’s but to see the harm, however won’t dwell on the crash, as a substitute looking forward to different days the place he can combat for stage victories.
“A pity, but it surely might be a lot worse. I haven’t seen my bike but, but it surely might be worse. My type is already enhancing. Let’s look forward.”