Van Aert’s run, however, came to an unfortunate end on Friday during the Stage 13 Time Trial.
During the Individual Time Trial, Van Aert clipped the barrier on a right-hand turn in the final kilometer of his effort and crashed to the ground. Van Aert was treated on the scene for what appeared to be a leg injury.
Fortunately, it appears the injury is just a deep wound and not something more serious. The crash and injury forced him to abandon the 2019 Tour in this unlucky Stage 13.
— Team Jumbo-Visma cycling (@JumboVismaRoad) July 19, 2019
Update, 7/19, 2:30 p.m. EST
Van Aert had surgery on the gash in his leg on Friday afternoon and will stay in the hospital for the next few days. No broken bone.
— Sporza 🚴 (@sporza_koers) July 19, 2019
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