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Tour de France 2022: Spectacular crash with a fan – Austrian Michael Gogl has to give up

2022-07-06T19:47:24.952Z

A careless spectator caused a fatal accident on the fifth stage of the Tour de France. Austria's Michael Gogl suffered a broken pelvis and collarbone and needs surgery.



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A serious collision with a spectator forced the Austrian professional cyclist Michael Gogl to retire from the Tour de France.

On the fifth stage, Daniel Oss from Switzerland hit a careless spectator with his head on a cobblestone passage and fell.

Gogl, who was racing behind him, could no longer avoid it at high speed and flew over Oss' wheel.

According to his Alpecin-Deceuninck team, Gogl suffered a fractured pelvis and collarbone and needed surgery.

Both Oss and Danny van Poppel, who was also involved in the crash, continued the race.

"Guys, please stay off the road," wrote professional cyclist Simon Geschke on Twitter.

There was a serious fall on the tour last year when the German Tony Martin crashed into a spectator's cardboard sign held on the street, with which she wanted to greet her grandparents.

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Source: spiegel

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