Tour de France: Caleb Ewan crashes with 70km to go in sprint opportunity
The Australian sprinter survived the Alps and Lotto-Soudal was chasing an early breakaway.
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Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) crashed hard on a sweeping left-hander Friday with about 70km to go in the 13th stage at the Tour de France.
The Australian sprinter appeared to clip a wheel of a Lotto-Soudal teammate and landed hard on his left side.
Lotto-Soudal was at the front of the bunch and chasing hard against a leading breakaway to try to set up a bunch sprint in the hilly stage ending in Saint-Etienne.
Ewan survived three hard days in the French Alps, and the team seemed determined to try to reel in a breakaway that featured Quinn Simmons, Matteo Jorgenson and Hugo Houle.
Ewan was able to continue in the stage. More to come …