Tour de France: Martin gets out after a mysterious fall – Belgian wins. Tony Martin: The German time trial specialist left the Tour de France.
It just wasn’t his tour: Tony Martin’s Tour of France ended prematurely. After another fall, the multiple time trial world champion got out on the eleventh stage. It was won by a Belgian.
Wout van Aert won the eleventh stage of the Tour de France. The Belgian champion won the 198.9 kilometer section from Sorgues to Malaucène on Wednesday, on which the notorious Mont Ventoux had to be conquered twice. Behind the Amstel winner, the Frenchman Kenny Elissonde and the Dutchman Bauke Mollema secured second and third place. The Slovenian Tadej Pogacar successfully defended the yellow jersey of the leader and is now 5:18 minutes ahead of the Colombian Rigoberto Uran.
Meanwhile, Tony Martin’s tour is over. The four-time world time trial champion had to retire on Wednesday after another fall. The 36-year-old fell about half an hour after the start. The cause was initially unclear.
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The only thing that was captured by the TV cameras was Martin sitting in the ditch with a grazed right thigh and being treated. Then Martin went to the hospital for further examinations.