July 19, 2019 / 3:05 PM / a month ago

Van Aert crashes out of the Tour de France

Cycling - Tour de France - The 27.5-km Stage 13 Individual Time Trial from Pau to Pau - July 19, 2019 - Team Jumbo-Visma rider Wout Van Aert of Belgium in action. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

PAU, France (Reuters) - Wout van Aert abandoned the Tour de France after suffering a leg injury in a crash during the 13th stage, a 27.2-km individual time trial on Friday.

The Belgian’s foot clipped a barrier on a right-hand bend and was attended to by race medics before being taken away in an ambulance.

“Wout van Aert unfortunately has to abandon the race after his crash. He is conscious and has a flesh wound at his right upper leg,” his Lotto Jumbo-Visma team said.

Van Aert, 24, had won the 10th stage of the race.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis

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