Van Agt strong in second stage but quits Tour after crash

Van Agt strong in second stage but quits Tour after crash

In the second stage of the Tour de France Femmes, Team Jumbo-Visma Women rode attentively. Eva van Agt was part of the lead group, but the 26-year-old rider crashed hard on the final descent. She was taken to the hospital, where doctors are currently examining her. Race leader Riejanne Markus crossed the line just behind the leaders.

The second stage of the women's Tour de France took the peloton from Clermont-Ferrand to Mauriac. Along the way, the riders faced six climbs of the fourth, third and second categories.

The duo of Georgia Williams and Hannah Ludwig were in the lead for a long time. Their attempt to break away ended on the third climb, the Côte des Plaines. After the merge, Yara Kastelijn went on the attack. Van Agt made the crossing with Anouska Koster. The trio went up the penultimate climb together, followed by a treacherous descent in wet conditions. On the descent, Van Agt crashed hard into the crash barrier. Her team leaders and medical staff immediately approached the Dutch rider.

Race coach Carmen Small: "Luckily, we could attend to Eva quickly. She was conscious. Eva was taken to hospital by ambulance, accompanied by our team doctor and a team leader. She will be examined further there."

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift

Stage 2

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