Another casualty for Pogacar: Formolo leaves with a broken clavicle

The UAE-Emirates cyclist was affected in one of the crashes of the day yesterday although he finished the stage despite this. It adds to the loss of Aru, which he left on Sunday.


New setback for UAE-Emirates and Tadej Pogacar in the Tour de France. Yesterday's day on the way to the Ile de Ré left us numerous falls, including Pogacar himself, although the worst part was taken by his teammate Davide Formolo.

The Italian was one of the most affected in a fall that occurred 60 kilometers from the finish line and managed to finish the stage at 16:44 of Sam Bennett's time, although he appeared at the finish without being able to put his left hand on the bike because of of pain.

UAE Emirates reported that Formolo was transferred to the hospital after reaching the finish line to undergo X-rays and tests that later confirmed the suspicions: Formolo had suffered a clavicle fracture in the mishap and was forced to abandon. "Davide has a fractured clavicle in the mid-shaft that is minimally displaced. He will be operated on in the next 48 hours and we hope that he will be able to compete again in the next 5-6 weeks," said Jeroen Swart, medical officer of the team.

In this way a new setback arises for Tadej Pogacar, since Formolo was one of the men who had to support him in the mountains together with Fabio Aru, who left during the ninth stage on the way to Laruns last Sunday. In this way, Pogacar only has the Spanish David de la Cruz as an assistant on the mountain, who continues in the race with a fissure in the sacrum after having suffered a hard fall in the first stage on the way to Nice.

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