Sergio Higuita abandons Tour de France after crashing twice on stage 15

Team Education First rider Colombias Sergio Higuita sits on the road after crashing during the 15th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 175 km between Lyon and Grand Colombier on September 13 2020 Photo by Marco BERTORELLO AFP Photo by MARCO BERTORELLOAFP via Getty Images
Sergio Higuita (EF Pro Cycling) sits on the ground after a crash during stage 15 at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Sergio Higuita's debut Tour de France has ended in tears, as the Colombian champion was forced to abandon after a pair of crashes in the opening phases of stage 15.

EF Pro Cycling team manager Jonathan Vaughters said that the debutant had a suspected broken finger or hand following the initial crash and would undergo further examinations. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.