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Double stage winner and inherited green jersey wearer Wiebes fell heavily in a fast downhill deep into the final of stage 6.
The Dutchwoman was bloodied and battered and limped to the line more than seven minutes back on stage winner Marianne Vos.
“Lorena felt really good but sadly she crashed on the downhill badly,” said DSM teammate Juliette Labous. “We knew she would not come back.”
DSM officials confirmed Saturday that Wiebes would start stage 7’s “Queen Stage” of the Tour de France Femmes after receiving stitches in her elbow Friday night.
Wiebes will roll out Saturday wearing the maillot vert on behalf of points classification leader Vos.
Two mountain stages closing the inaugural Tour will see the sprinter out of the winner’s photo and far from contention to overhaul Vos’ dominant lead in the race for green. Those slopes will likely feel a little steeper for Wiebes.
— Team DSM (@TeamDSM) July 30, 2022