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A group of riders instantly fell off the street in the course of phase 13 at the Tour de France on Friday, marking a different crash inside of the peloton after a admirer triggered a huge a single in the opening levels.

The incident did not stop Mark Cavendish from creating heritage and tying the history of 34 phase wins at a Tour de France. 

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish has tied the report for most stage wins in a Tour de France. (Chris Graythen/Getty Pictures)

Tour de France riders drop off highway in crash

The crash occurred with 58 km to go in the stage when Soren Kragh Andersen fell off the correct side of the road and into a deep ditch. The peloton was traveling at 65 km per hour downhill when they all of a sudden went off the highway on a curve. Some went traveling through trees and bushes into a ravine. 

Simon Yates was the most effected in the crash that bundled Tim Declercq, Stefan Kueng and Nacer Bouhanni. An ambulance arrived to the scene. 

The crash reportedly happened since there was a patch of rough asphalt immediately after a smooth extend and compared with in other races, there was no one particular with a flag there to notify riders of suddenly tough terrain, for every The Guardian

Yates landed on the tarmac and finally bought back on his bicycle, but deserted the race soon later, the Biking Information documented. Teammate Lucas Hamilton did the similar. Both are competing for Team Australia at the Olympic video games. 

A mini crash occurred 30 kilometers afterwards, however it was only bike harm that included three riders. 

Cavendish makes heritage with phase 13 victory 

Cavendish came out on major on Friday and with it tied cycling great’s Eddy Merckx’s report of 34 phase wins at a Tour de France. 

The 36-12 months-old British rider was back in the competitiveness for the initially time due to the fact 2018 and gained his fourth stage of the 2021 level of competition. He was open up about his bout with melancholy and struggles on and off the bike in modern several years. Cavendish was not predicted to compete in this edition, let on your own get so several stage victories. 

He is in the race as a substitution for Sam Bennett, the finest sprinter of last year’s tour who experienced to drop out last month. Cavendish has hardly ever won the tour de France. 

He was gassed soon after the stage victory and mentioned he “are not able to even imagine about” the document he established. 

“I am frightened I am so dead following 220 kilometers in that warmth, that wind and that finale,” Cavendish explained. “I went deep, I went so deep there. The boys have been extraordinary. I cannot believe that it. A great deal of the working day it did not truly feel like it, but it experienced to materialize mainly because I experienced the men using like they had been. I was so on the limit there.”

Stage 13 took riders on a 220-kilometer ride as a result of southern France, ending in the town of Carcassonne. It was a scorching working day and there ended up additional roundabouts (97) in Friday’s stage than any other because 1996, for every The Guardian. 

Tadej Pogacar held the yellow jersey. The competitors began on June 26 and will wrap up in nine days, on July 18. 

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