Louis Vervaeke was Friday, the towel throw during the thirteenth stage of the Tour of Italy. “I felt totally empty,” he says on the website of his team, Sunweb.
“I felt completely blank, as if I tomorrow ill will wake up,” explains Vervaeke. “I could during the ride, not drinking or eating and there was just nothing in my legs. I am disappointed because the team was driving and there seemed opportunities to lie in the second half of the match.”
“It is really sad for Louis and the team because he was working on a strong Giro,” said team coach Marc Reef. “During the ride he felt, however, completely empty and so he could not continue. We are going to continue to fight with our five remaining riders (Sunweb lost earlier leader Tom Dumoulin, ed.) and look what opportunities we get.”
The 25-year-old Vervaeke showed himself to be this Giro with a attack in the eighth stage. He said after the twelve stages on the 44th place, to 19.5 minutes of leader Polanc. Also in his two previous Girodeelnames, in 2015 and 2018, took Vervaeke the end.
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