Tremendous fall of Enric Mas, Geraint Thomas and Alaphilippe

Six kilometers from the finish, a small montonera caused several illustrious people to go to the floor, such as Alaphilippe, Mas and Thomas, who practically bid farewell to the general.


A spectacular mass fall 6 kilometers from the end of the third stage of the Itzulia left without options several of the favorites of the race, among them the Spanish Enric Mas, the British Geraint Thomas, the Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe and the Polish Michal Kwiatkowski.

Meanwhile, another Spanish involved, Jonathan Castroviejo, took the worst part of the accident and had to be transferred to the Txagorritxu Hospital in Vitoria with a multiple trauma. A day at first calm waiting for the battle between the "roosters" on the last ledge leading to the Sanctuary of Estibaliz was transformed into a catastrophe for many of the candidates for the yellow jersey.

One of the first of the peloton made the "sharpener "in a curve 6 kilometers from the finish line, in the heat of the fight for the final section . Soon they began to fly bicycles. Some 15 runners crashed into the asphalt.

Illustrious names among them. The luck left untouched in the front the leader and winner of the stage Maximilian Schachmann and other strong men of the general, as the Spaniards Ion Izagirre and Mikel Landa and the British Adam Yates.

But the misfortune was fattened with other prominent names. Some got up early and started the march again as Enric Mas, who showed up at 1.43 minutes. Gorka Izagirre and Omar Fraile did it to 2.08.

Others they were left in the asphalt something more than part of their clothing. Geraint Thomas, winner of the Tour de France, lost 5.46 minutes, his Polish teammate Michal Kwiatkowski 9.18 and the French Julian Alaphilippe, the same one who 24 hours earlier raised his arms in Gorraiz, 12 minutes. All of them said goodbye to their options in the general.

Although he reached the finish line with multiple bruises, in principle, Alaphilippe continues in the race. The scare was starred by the Spaniard Jonathan Castroviejo, who had to be transferred to the Txagorritxu Hospital in Vitoria with multiple injuries. The Bizkaian cyclist was conscious on the way and was subjected to the relevant radiological tests. They also retired due to falls, all of them evacuated to different hospitals, Stephen Cummings (Dimension Data), Steff Cras (Katusha) and Adam Hansen (Lotto Soudal) .



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