Inside The Crash At Tour De Pologne

The tour leader met a fall on stage four which left him with injured knees. However, after facing the tragic event on 2nd August, he still managed to finish the race. 
Sergio Higuita

Unfortunately, Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) met a tragic crash at Tour de Pologne. The tour leader met a fall on stage four which left him with injured knees. However, after facing the tragic event on 2nd August, he still managed to finish the race. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The incident happened on the final 3 kilometers of the race that’s why Sergio was able to maintain his position as the race lead, as he crossed the finishing line in Sanok, accompanied by his teammates. Blood was visibly oozing out of his knee as he tumbled across the finish line. Pascal Ackermann (UAE Team Emirates), the stage winner, also looked concerned for Sergio as he inquired about his condition.

It has been undoubtedly a no easy day for Sergio. A look across his dour face was enough to know the depth of the pain he endured. Recalling the grim episode, Sergio said:

The corner was probably a little bit dirty and first one guy from Cofidis went down and then everybody braked. I braked and went on the right side

He continued to add:

And I crashed alone. It was super bad luck

The chances of his near future performance being affected by the crash are very high. He feels uncomfortable with all the pain and riding the bike now will not be an easy task. He also acknowledges the fact:

it’s possible because tomorrow [Wednesday] I think I won’t feel comfortable on the bike because of my knee

He is more focused on the Vuelta and wants to start it in good shape:

It is painful but I will try to recover for the coming days. I’ll try and finish this race safe, I don’t want to crash more, because I’m focussed on the Vuelta and I want to be in good shape there

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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