Though the win of Peter Sagan has been the spotlight of the day, the Tour de Suisse got here with a downfall too. The occasion took a flip for the darkish when Kasper Asgreen of group QuickStep-AlphaViny and Max Schachmann of the group Bora-Hansgrohe met with a crash. With simply 4 km left to the end line, each riders tumbled right into a fall and needed to withdraw.
Max Schachmann can be seen racing once more in stage 4, however the crash meant an finish of the tour for Kasper Asgreen as his group confirmed his withdrawal.
Schachmann had an awesome begin to the day and have become a part of the entrance group. He was using alongside Geraint Thomas. Geraint Thomas was simply 4 seconds forward of the German. Victory appeared inside the grasp of the 28-year-old, however sadly, he hit the pavement. His teammate Frederik Wandahl additionally obtained caught up within the crash.
The group director of Bora-Hansgrohe, Jens Zemke, gave a press release following the crash and stated:
At present was imagined to be a sprinter’s stage, but it was very demanding with 3,100 meters of elevation achieve over 178 kilometers. The blokes labored nicely collectively, however sadly, there was an enormous crash within the final 5 kilometers involving Max and Frederik
Max managed to complete the race, however he fell 15 locations within the GC as a result of h completed 53 seconds behind Sagan. Wandahl accomplished the race greater than 3 minutes earlier than him.
Then again, the QuickStep-AlphaVinyl star Asgreen couldn’t end the race after crashing. It’s unlucky as a result of the 27-year-old was 17th general within the first two days of the race. He suffered a number of highway rashes and a deep minimize on his leg which wanted stitches. His group made an official assertion clarifying that he is not going to be seen in stage 4:
As a consequence of the crash, Kasper has a number of highway rash on the legs and arms and a deep wound on his left knee, which wanted stitches. After additional medical examinations, it has been determined he is not going to begin Wednesday’s stage 4 to Brunnen, in order that his physique can get well
Though the Danish bicycle owner is disillusioned on being part of the race anymore, he needs his teammates luck and is supportive of them. He stated:
I need to thank the group’s medical employees for a way they taken care of me and on the similar time specific my hope that the restoration can be a quick one. Better of luck to my teammates for the subsequent days
We want the 2 stars a speedy restoration.
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