Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 16, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Dumoulin crushes Tour de France stage 13 TT, Froome extends GC lead; Gaviria gets hat trick in Poland; Prudhomme: It’s a day of mourning for France and for the Tour de France; After Nice attack, the Tour de France goes on with heavy hearts; Mont Ventoux madness: A first-hand perspective from the Tour; Porte, on chaotic Ventoux mishap: ‘If you can’t control the crowds, then what can you control?’; Maddeningly hypnotic: The Tour de France is an absurd, beautiful circus; Simon Gerrans out of the Tour de France with collarbone fracture; Thibaut Pinot out of Tour de France; Theuns crashes out of Tour de France in time trial crash; Shane Sutton: British Cycling review will exonerate me; Is EPO’s performance enhacing effect all in the mind?; Tour de France, stage 12 on-board highlights; OBE Backstage Pass, stage 12; A journey to the top: Peter Sagan

Simon Gerrans out of the Tour de France with collarbone fracture

by Matt de Neef

Simon Gerrans’ Tour de France campaign has been cut short for the third time in as many years with the Orica-BikeExchange rider crashing on the chaotic 12th stage of this year’s race.

Gerrans was leading the peloton in chasing a 13-rider breakaway with roughly 35km to go in the stage when his wheel washed out and he came tumbling down.

Gerrans’ spill caused several others behind him to crash, including several riders from Team Sky.

Gerrans managed to ride the remaining distance to the finish — including the tough Mont Ventoux climb — with the 36-year-old crossing the line more than 28 minutes behind stage winner Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal).

Gerrans climbed onto the Orica-BikeExchange bus with his jersey torn and nursing his left arm. X-rays later confirmed he’d fractured his collarbone in the crash.

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