Bauke Mollema crashes out of Tour de France

Team Trek rider Netherlands Bauke Mollema tries to come back after a technical problem during the 7th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 168 km between Millau and Lavaur on September 4 2020 Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard AFP Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARDAFP via Getty Images
Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) pictured during stage 7 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) has been forced out of the Tour de France after a crash with 86km to go on stage 13 of the race. The Dutch rider came down in a large crash that included fellow overall contenders Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) and Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale).

The Frenchman and the Colombian were quickly back on their feet but race radio soon confirmed that Mollema had abandoned. After being taken to hospital for X-rays, Trek-Segafredo confirmed that Mollema had suffered fractures to his wrist and forearm.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.