At the moment, the cyclist from Antioquia seems to be the most affected after the unforeseen event. 

This Saturday, stage eight of the 2022 Tour de France began marked by unforeseen events.

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< b> The Norwegian Vegard Stake Laengen (UAE) left the race before the start of the stage in Dole, as did the French Geoffrey Bouchard (AG2R Citroën), also positive for the coronavirus.

“Vegard tested negative yesterday morning in the internal test protocol
team routine. But he showed symptoms of discomfort in his throat last night”, explained the doctor of the Emirati team, Adriano Rotunno.

A few minutes before, Bouchard's team had announced the withdrawal of their climber, winner in the past of the Mountain Grand Prix in the Giro and in the Vuelta, but a neophyte in the Tour.

Bouchard, who suffered during the seventh stage, tested positive overnight and was immediately isolated from the rest of the group, the formation said. These cases are the first of cyclists in the peloton, but the new wave of covid has caused abandonment in the technical teams of several teams, both among the staff and in the direction of the formations.

The fall

Then, with the shooting underway, a pile-up led to a massive fall in which the three Colombians were involved: Nairo Quintana, Rigoberto Urán and Daniel Martínez .

In the image, Nairo seems to be the one who fell to the ground the worst.

The leader Tadej Pogacar, Primoz Roglic, Geraint Thomas and Enric Mas They were some of the others affected by a pileup that occurred in the first kilometers of the eighth stage between Dole and Lausanne.

Although it was initially thought that the fall had left no effects, < b>Rigoberto Urán had to be treated by the EF team doctors during the race.

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