Nicolas Edet second rider to abandon Tour

Nicolas Edet second rider to abandon Tour

George Smith 11 Jul 2019 Cofidis rider calls it a day on Stage 6 after illness gets the better of him Cofidis rider Nicolas Edet has dented his team’s chances of ending their Tour de France barren spell after pulling out of the race with illness, becoming the second rider to do so after Patrick Bevin failed to make the start line this morning. The Frenchman battled his way through most of stage 6 despite spending a lot of the day off the back of the bunch, throwing in the towel with 59km to go until the stage’s finish at La Planche des Belles Filles. Just a few kilometers earlier the 31 year-old was visibly struggling as he fell 13 minutes behind the peloton, raising questions about whether the sick and suffering Edet would even be able to beat the clock and stay within the stage’s time limit. Abandon de ...

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