Wout Poels, and kayaking, along with team-mate Chris Froome in the course of the trial, when the four-time tour winner fell. “At the rate you see, you quite often fall off, but then Chris saw the attack, I was just in a state of shock. It was not a pleasant thing to see,” said the Dutchman.
“We were driving approximately 65 miles per hour, and just after the climb, on the way down. I was riding behind him. The wind caught his front wheel and he went down hard too. And that was basically it. It all happened so fast. I was ten feet behind him. It was a hard blow.”
“If you’re so fast to ruin, and we have, as a package, it is not ‘good’. We do not carry any leather outfit. He was too heavy. I haven’t seen him in the ambulance to the war. In the car, on the grounds that reed was behind him, an ambulance was on the spot, happened to be at just 100 metres away. I have been waiting for, but I did not feel the need to bring him in to be seen. I knew that he was in good hands, has been well taken care of and I didn’t have much for him to do that.”
Had Poels is still in the exploration is complete. “Then you’re in the bus, and you can’t get anything to switch on in your head, because you will need to turn in the box. The price is just for the button that needs to be changed, the focus of the search. It took a little bit.”
The Tour without Froome, and what does that mean? “We are dealing with a man less. He is a leader, and we will be there tonight, need to talk about.”
Poels was in the final time trial of the nineteenth, at 1:36 by Wout van Aert.