Van Aert considering legal action against ASO after Tour de France crash

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma)
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Wout van Aert has said that he is considering legal action against Tour de France organiser ASO following the crash that forced him to abandon this year’s race. The Belgian sustained a deep gash to his right buttock after clipping a barrier in the final kilometre of the stage 13 time trial in Pau and twice underwent surgery to repair the capsule and muscle of his upper thigh and hip.

The crash brought a premature end to Van Aert’s debut Tour and his road season, and has severely delayed the start of his cyclo-cross campaign. It still unclear when he will be able to return to competitive action. 

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