After finishing fourth overall from race leader Primo Rosalie (Jumbo-Wisma), who dropped from fourth place in 30 seconds, at 113.3pm, AG2R La Mondiale’s team announced that the French would not participate in that race Can, due to which he suffered. in decline.
AG2R team doctor Eric Bowett said Friday evening, “Romain is suffering from a concentration, after the intensity and indications of which he told our medical team the need for a brain scan at Claremont Ferrand University Hospital.”
“This examination did not reveal any wounds. However, Romain Burdett is required to stop his sporting activities and will not be able to start the stage tomorrow.
“Their date to resume the competition will be defined according to progress [of his injury]. ”
Bardet crashed on the descent from an unclassified climb between Monte de la Stele and Côte de l’estiade, with about 90 km to go through his home territory in a 191.8 km stage. He went down with Nairo Quintana (Arkesa-Samsik) and took some time to leave again.
Bardette’s teammate Benoit Cosnefro, who led the classification of the mountains, expressed his deep concern for Bardet in a post-race interview, stating, “I was with him when he crashed – in fact I wasn’t sure if he was on his bike.” But could get back. He seemed to be. ” To be in great pain ”
Professional cycling has head injury, with many high profile riders such as Tom Boonan, Chris Horner, and Tom Schujins completing the race while clearly affected by concussions.
Most teams have protocols to prevent riders if they have injuries, as a higher level of effort can minimize injury. It is unclear how Bardet was evaluated after his accident.
Frenchman said the incident in a team press release was contrary to what he was expecting.
“This phase on my roads was exactly the opposite of what I had hoped for. The fall was violent, fluctuating, and I struggled all day. Medical tests confirmed what I was feeling and I continued the race. Was not able to keep up. I know that my teammates will give their best to finish the Tour de France with a good performance. ”
Manager Vincent Lavenu said, “We are all saddened to see Romain at home, on the streets, shining. He showed, once again, a commendable courage and fighting like a lion to the end of the stage.
“We’ll fight even harder to honor him, with a polka-dot jersey to defend and stage victories to go later. We want him to return very soon.”