A massive crash and a rider about to fall off a bridge, this is how the second stage of the Etoile de Bessèges ended
The second stage of the Etoile de Bessèges ended without a winner. At 22 kilometers from the finish a massive crash, just across a bridge, forced to mobilize all the ambulances of the race and the organization had to neutralize the stage.
The second stage of Etoile de Bessèges ends with a huge crash
The day had already seen a first and numerous crash that caused a major break in the peloton. And it seems that the nervousness in the chasing group led to the second crash. But this time with worse consequences. The accident happened at the entrance of a bridge and left such dramatic images as the French rider Valentin Ferron (Total Energies) hanging on the outside of the bridge and clinging to avoid falling. Ferron was finally able to climb up and was unhurt.
The organization had to cancel the stage as there were no more ambulances available in the event of an accident. The day remained without a winner and Arnaud De Lie will continue to lead the overall in stage 3.