Hirschi crashes in bid for second Tour de France stage win

Team Sunweb rider Switzerlands Marc Hirschi is pushed forward after crashing during the 18th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 168 km between Meribel and La Roche sur Foron on September 17 2020 Photo by Marco BERTORELLO AFP Photo by MARCO BERTORELLOAFP via Getty Images
Marc Hirschi (Sunweb) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Marc Hirschi has put on a real show on the descents of the 2020 Tour de France, going on the attack in three stages before finally nabbing a victory on stage 12 to Sarran. But the Sunweb rider's insatiable desire to go on the offensive - in particular on the descents  - was his undoing on stage 18 to La Roche-sur-Foron. 

After taking the first three mountain sprints from the day's breakaway and racking up 17 points toward the polka dot jersey, the Swiss rider uncharacteristically slid out on the descent of the Col des Saisies.

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.