Colombian Sergio Higuita abandons Tour de France after heavy crash

Colombian champion Sergio Higuita deserted the Tour de France after banging his head on the bottom in a crash early within the 15th stage on Sunday.

EF Training First rider Higuita went down arduous 162km from the end after dropping steadiness when Luxembourg’s Bob Jungels out of the blue swerved in entrance of him.

Higuita crashed once more just a few kilometres later and he acquired off his bike with 134km to go. He was aware and being attended to by race medical doctors.

“Sergio is okay. Damaged hand or finger(s). X-rays will reveal the precise nature of harm. No head harm. Second crash was on account of not having the ability to seize the brakes correctly,” workforce supervisor Jonathan Vaughters mentioned.

Higuita was 16th total, 26:12 behind total chief Primoz Roglic of Slovenia.

Frenchman Romain Bardet pulled out of the race two days in the past on account of concussion following a heavy crash after finishing the 13th stage.