Bloodied TDF rider stretchered off after crash

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German rider Tony Martin was stretchered disconnected the Tour de France people aft crashing retired of the contention connected Wednesday.

The erstwhile time-trial satellite champion from the Jumbo-Visma squad fell aboriginal successful Stage 11, which features a treble ascent of the iconic Mont Ventoux successful southeastern France.

Martin tumbled into a ditch littered with brew bottles on the roadworthy and got to his feet with his close limb and limb precise bloodied.

He looked groggy arsenic helium was tended to by the contention aesculapian squad earlier helium was stretchered disconnected into an ambulance.

The 36-year-old Martin had crashed successful the Tour's opening signifier aft a careless spectator brandished a ample cardboard motion portion leaning into his path.

The instrumentality who caused the clang connected the archetypal time of the Tour de France with a cardboard sign. (Gendarmerie du Finistere)

It was the sixth clip successful 13 appearances that Martin abandoned the race, according to Tour de France organisers.

Jumbo-Visma squad person Primoz Roglic, who was runner-up past year, retired from the contention past week. Roglic had crashed severely during the 3rd signifier successful the occidental Brittany portion and did not recover.

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