Tadej Pogacar and Guillaume Martin survive crash-ridden Tour de France stage 10

Tadej Pogacar during stage 10 at the Tour de France
Tadej Pogacar during stage 10 at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

From team leaders to domestiques, favourites to also-rans - anybody can be at risk in a Tour de France crash and on stage 10's welter of pile-ups and near-misses, GC favourites Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) were two of the biggest names to hit the deck.

Neither rider was seriously injured but both took their time getting back to the main peloton as it negotiated an exceptionally dense succession of road furniture in the last third of the stage at high speed.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.