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Tiesj Benoot comes with the shock and abrasions after the “stupid crash” in Argentina

Stir halfway through the fourth stage of the Tour of San Juan. Both Tiesj Benoot if Peter Sagan were involved in a fall. Sagan could just stay on the bike, but the 24-year-old Belgian Lotto-Soudal was on the asphalt.

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“Such a stupid crash. I’ve been here for very many stupid crashes seen on even more stupid moments, and unfortunately I was there now. It happened just before the first climb. The breakaway had a six minute lead, and we drove on to a broad track. So there was no form of stress in the peloton. Nevertheless, there was a rider of the Brazilian selection that it was found necessary to start panic. He stepped next to his pedal and missed his wheel and fell. I rode just behind him and could not avoid him.”

Benoot ran various fire and abrasions on the back, the right knee, the right hip and the rechterelleboog. Also, the right wrist did pain. “I have my scafoïde ever broken and when it was a lot more pain than now. So I think that this time it was just bruised. If I in the morning get up and I feel nothing, it will be in order,” said Benoot that tomorrow on the rest day to recover from his wounds.

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