Concussion forces Romain Bardet to retire from Tour de France
Sep 12 2020 05:02 am CET

Concussion forces Romain Bardet to retire from Tour de France
Concussion forces Romain Bardet to retire from Tour de France
Photo of Romain Bardet (c) Vincent Curutchet

AG2R La Mondiale's Romain Bardet has withdrawn from the Tour de France after suffering a concussion after his crash on the 13th stage of the race.

The French rider hit the deck at the 13th stage of the race in a crash that also included Bauke Mollema - who also had to retire from the race with a broken wrist. Although Bardet could finish the stage, he showed signs of a concussion at the end of the stage, and he underwent a brain scan at the Clermont Ferrand University Hospital.

"This stage on my home roads was the complete opposite of what I had hoped for," said Bardet. "The crash was severe, downhill at high speed, and I struggled all the rest of the day.

"The medical examinations confirmed what I already suspected, and I am not able to continue in the race. I know that my teammates will give their best to finish the Tour de France with strong performances."




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