Tom Dumoulin reports no injury after 'stupid' crash on stage 2 of Tour de France

Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma)
Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Getty Images)

In a word, Tom Dumoulin said, it was 'stupid.' The Dutch Jumbo-Visma rider was a faller on the final ascent of the Col des Quatre Chemins on stage 2 of the Tour de France, but he could afford to laugh it off after reaching the Promenade des Anglais safely among his fellow overall contenders. One day less.

The sodden opening stage of the Tour on Saturday had been pockmarked by a spate of crashes on sinuous and greasy descents, but the Jumbo-Visma man’s fall here came on a dry, wide and uphill stretch of road with 12km remaining, shortly after Julian Alaphilippe (Deuceninck-QuickStep) had triggered the day’s winning move. He immediately remounted and rejoined the reduced peloton, coming home alongside teammate Primož Roglič and Ineos Grenadier's Egan Bernal et al, 2 seconds down on the stage winner Alaphilippe, who also took the maillot jaune.

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