By most measures, Wout van Aert (Jumbo – Visma) has had a successful debut Tour de France. He helped his team to a Stage 2 TTT win and took the sprint win in Stage 10 earlier this week.

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.

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.

Featured image: Bart Hazen