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Tour de France: Chaos as EF Education-EasyPost team bus gets stuck at the start of stage 10

Loader finally manages to extract the team bus after it becomes wedged into place.

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It was not quite the scale of the Orica-GreenEdge mishap from 2013 when the bus got stuck under the finish line gantry, but the EF Education-EasyPost team ran into a sticky situation at the Tour de France ahead of the start of stage 10 on Tuesday.

The team bus snagged on the ground when rounding a tight downhill bend close to the team bus paddock in Morzine, leading to it being jammed for quite some time and necessitating some quick thinking to fix the problem.

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Pictures from the start show the brightly colored bus wedged in place. The predicament meant that other team buses couldn’t get into the team paddock for some time.

https://twitter.com/bleusavoie/status/1546812915281547265?s=20&t=A_Jva0B_m_9vhziX7FgGtA

A different post gave another perspective on things.

https://twitter.com/gael_robic/status/1546798818863316993?s=20&t=rfWvhGxXs6IssiZOqgHStw

The bus was eventually freed with the help of some heavy machinery, ending a stressful start to the stage for team staff.