In a feat of teamwork, quick decision-making and grit, the EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale team responded to a crash that could have meant bad things for Rigoberto Uran’s GC dreams. VeloNews explains how the team reacted and rallied around their man, Rigo.
It is any team’s worst nightmare. The GC captain hits the deck in a pileup just outside the “safe zone” in a bunch sprint. In a race that can be won or lost by seconds, a crash like this 5km from the finish line is worse than bleeding minutes on a mountain pass.
EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale’s Rigoberto Urán went down in the late pileup Tuesday as the sprinters barreled toward the line at the Tour de France. Riders fell like bowling pins. A day after its confidence-boosting team time trial performance, months of work could have been wiped out in an instant. Urán hit the deck, smacking his right knee on the ground. The sprinter teams didn’t stop…
The full account is up on VeloNews.