The 109th Tour de France has to complain about its first three failures before the sixth stage.
Austria’s Michael Gogl and Australia’s Jack Haig had to retire on Wednesday during the spectacular cobblestone stage between Lille and Arenberg. It was particularly hard on Gogl, who, in addition to a broken collarbone, also suffered a broken pelvis and ilium and is to be operated on in Herentals, Belgium. The 28-year-old has to leave the tour early for the third time in a row.
On Thursday, the Italian Daniel Oss also announced his departure from the field before the start of the 219.9 km longest stage of this year’s Tour of France from Binche to Longwy.
173 of the 176 professional cyclists who started in Copenhagen on July 1st are still in the Great Loop. All nine German starters are still in the race – the cancellations of the 109th Tour de France (the last contested stage is given).
Stage 5: Jack Haig (Australia/Bahrain Victorious), Michael Gogl (Austria/Alpecin-Deceuninck), Daniel Oss (Italy/TotalEnergies)