The Tour de France lasts for two days, but Jelle Vanendert will finish in Paris. The rider of the Lotto-Soudal drove a whole day in the back of the last mountain stage and had to give up. Acid for Vanendert, who in the first Pyreneeënetappe of a few days ago still smooth meedraaide.
“Unfortunately, Jelle Vanendert. He had no energy, probably as a result of stomach problems”, send a tweet Lotto Soudal.
Lotto Soudal is now even with only three riders in the race. That are Thomas De Gendt, Jasper De Buyst and the Pole Tomasz Marczynski. The Belgian WorldTour formation saw earlier Tiesj Benoot, Jens Keukeleire, André Greipel and Marcel Sieberg from the competition disappear.