Simon Yates abandons Tour de France after crash on stage 13 descent

Simon Yates (BikeExchange)
Simon Yates (BikeExchange) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

A mass crash with 62 kilometres to go on stage 13 of the Tour de France from Nîmes to Carcassonne saw several notable names go down hard, with several flying through the trees and bushes into a ravine.

Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange), Sergio Higuita (EF Education-Nippo) and Nacer Bouhanni (Arkéa-Samsic) were among the riders to the hit the deck after the pace had upped at the front of the peloton in the final third of the 219.9-kilometre stage.

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