PAU, France – Wout van Aert abandoned the Tour de France after suffering a leg injury in a crash during the 13th stage, a 27.2km individual time trial on Friday.
The Belgian’s foot clipped a barrier on a right-hand bend, and was attended to by race medics before being taken away in an ambulance.
“Wout van Aert unfortunately has to abandon the race after his crash. He is conscious, and has a flesh wound at his right upper leg,” his Lotto Jumbo-Visma team said.
Van Aert, 24, had won the 10th stage of the race.
Crash for Wout van Aert. The Belgian champion has crashed in a curve and seems hurt.— Tour de France™ (@LeTour) July 19, 2019
Chute de Wout Van Aert. Le Champion de Belgique est tombé dans un virage et s'est fait mal.#TDF2019 pic.twitter.com/bLrEPgYwyq