Tour de France: Rolland to fight on despite major road rash

Pierre Rolland has affectionately been nicknamed the oeuf –French for the egg, by his Cannondale-Drapac teammates at the Tour de France. They have been carefully protecting the oeuf during the first week of the race but he suffered serious road rash and lost time on Saturday's stage after a slow puncture near the top of the Col de Peyresourde caused him to crash at speed on the descent. 

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.