End Tour for Nibali after Collision with Motorcycle at Alpe d’Huez. Vincenzo Nibali can not start tomorrow in the Tour de France. The Italian fell during the ascent of Alpe d’Huez after a collision with an engine, which was possibly hindered by a spectator.
Although he quickly stepped back on the bike and maintained himself in fourth place in the general classification, the damage was extensive. Research in the hospital showed that the Tour winner of 2014 broke a spine.
The rider of Bahrain-Merida had the hope after the finish to continue the Tour, although he did have a lot of pain on his back. It soon became clear that he was forced to stop the fight.
I have just returned to the hotel, ‘twins Nibali tonight,’ Unfortunately, the result of the medical examination is not suitable for me, the vertebral hernia is confirmed, I am going home tomorrow for a period of recovery, thanks for all statements of support…
The ‘Shark of Messina’ had a disadvantage after twelve stages on Gerald Thomas from 2.37 minutes. Primoz Roglic from LottoNL-Jumbo now moves up to fourth place. Steven Kruijswijk goes from eight to seven.