Romain Bardet out of Tour de France with concussion

Team AG2R La Mondiale rider Frances Romain Bardet arrives at the finish line of the 13th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 191 km between ChatelGuyon and Puy Mary on September 11 2020 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT various sources AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images
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The cruelty of the Tour de France continued on Friday with Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) suffering a heavy crash midway through stage 13 to le Puy Mary.

After finishing the stage having dropped from fourth place overall at 30 seconds from race leader Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) down to 11th at three minutes, the AG2R La Mondiale team announced the Frenchman could not continue in the race due to a concussion he suffered in the fall.

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