Rigoberto Uran cracks and loses chance of Tour de France podium

MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Rigoberto Urn of Colombia and Team EF Education Nippo during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne Mont Ventoux 1910m Public Fans LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images
Rigoberto Urán suffered on stage 18 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Rigoberto Urán's hopes of finishing on the Tour de France podium suffered a blow on Wednesday's stage to the Col de Portet and ended definitively on Thursday’s stage 18 to Luz Ardiden, cruelly the final mountain stage of this year’s race.   

The 34-year-old Colombian lost contact with the leaders three kilometres from the summit of the Col du Tourmalet and was unable to regain contact on the fast descent to the foot of the final climb to Luz Ardiden. 

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