Falls the first day: Fuglsang, evacuated, and Thomas, affected

The Danish, one of the favorites, fell in the absence of 18 km. He rejoined his bloody face. The current champion only had a scare.

Very few get rid of the nerves and the montoneras in the initial week of the Tour de France. Jakob Fuglsang, one of the favorites, was the worst stopped during the first day. Fallen about 18 kilometers from Brussels, suffered major erosions in the right knee and elbow, but it impacted a breach over the right eye from which flowed abundant blood. The Dane was evacuated to the radiological truck of the permanent office as soon as he crossed the finish line to know the extent of his injuries: a susto.

Pello Bilbao, one of his gregarious people in the Astana, detailed how the captain was: "I did not see where it was hit or at what time. I bumped into him already on the floor, very stunned, sore and bloody. It cost him enough to rejoin, although once caught the rhythm we entered the peloton again. Hopefully the tests discard serious physical problems. " A Omar Fraile worried about his condition: "The knee transmitted bad feeling". However, the examination did not reveal any fracture and only four stitches were applied. Next to Fuglsang fell Damiano Caruso, one of the trusted squires of Nibali, but it did not seem serious: only bruises.

Within the safety distance of the final three kilometers there was another montonera, this time caused by Dylan Groenewegen in his eagerness to reach a better position facing the sprint. It also affected the current Tour champion, Geraint Thomas, who hit a fence without major consequences; Emanuel Buchmann, with some scratch; or Imanol Erviti, "sheet and paint without further complications" . Nairo Quintana stopped on time and got rid: "We know of the need to overcome these days of such tension without yielding. For now, one less on that list. Without mishaps, in good health and well wrapped up by the team. " Mikel Landa said the same: "No frights, for more". Enric Mas, debutant in the round, he had a breakdown: "I expected more jaleos for what they told me of nerves. The thing went well, it just broke the brake. " In the time trial by squads, the first differences.

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