Tour De France Crash: Bad Luck Haunts Caleb Ewan

The Australian rider said, "I don't know what happened. In the corner, they just slammed on the middle of the corner and then I had nowhere to go."
Caleb Ewan

Bad luck continues to follow Caleb Ewan at the Tour de France, as the Lotto Soudal rider met a horrifying crash. The incident happened on 15th July, Friday, as the rider set out on the stage in Saint-Étienne. The crash left him with a hurting knee and an aching shoulder. Nevertheless, he managed to complete in second last place.

 

The 28-year-old was considered to be the stage favorite, but his lucky star seem to be missing since the  Giro d’Italia. He slammed into his fellow teammates. The peloton had just managed to keep the breakthrough at 70 km, but their efforts went down the drain as Ewan slid on the road. 

 

Ewan talked about his experience in sliding down the road:

The guys were doing a really good job – the break never got too far ahead, and then yeah, I don’t know what happened. In the corner, they just slammed on the middle of the corner and then I had nowhere to go, so I went into the back of the guy in front of me

The team has not yet revealed the extent of the injuries. However, the medics at the race, evaluated his injuries as scraping on his knee, leg and his right arm. His this side was effected more because he sat on the side of the road. Still, he was in high spirit as he mounted his bike and joined the race again. 

He was in visible pain, but he continued on the road. Ewan revealed about what made it possible for him to set on like this:

Once you stay pretty warm, everything feels alright, but I think once I cool down a bit, I’ll start to feel it, but my knee’s pretty sore, my shoulders are pretty sore. I broke my collarbone last year, so it’s fine

Still, he managed through the Alpine stage, but he knew that the stage offers very fewer opportunities for sprinters. He said:

I think, you know, it’s stage 13, and we’ve only had two sprints, so it’s not a great Tour for sprinters

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