Aussie cyclist flies through the air in MASSIVE crash during Tour de France – as team manager lashes out at her even though she didn’t cause the pile-up
- An Aussie cyclist has copped a lashing after a huge crash at the Tour de France
- Nicole Frain failed to slow following a collision further down the road from her
- She clipped Marta Cavalli and the race favourite was forced to drop out
- On social media, Frain said she did not see the incident until the last moment
Aussie cyclist Nicole Frain has copped a lashing for her part in a huge crash on day two of the women’s Tour de France, which saw the 29-year-old fly through the air in scary scenes.
Leading contender Marta Cavalli was clipped by Frain after the Aussie failed to slow down following a collision with about 25km left of the stage.
Frain was thrown through the air and slid across the road for several metres but it was worse news for Cavalli, who was forced out of the race altogether following the incident due to concussion.
An Aussie cyclist was sent flying after a monster crash at the women’s Tour de France
Nicole Frain copped a lashing for colliding at pace and injuring the tour favourite
Stephen Delcourt, Cavalli’s team boss, said he had ‘no words’ to describe the monster crash.
‘One rider come back after one crash … I think she don’t see Marta and the second crash and she arrived at maybe 50 (km/h) and Marta was at five or six (km/h) and directly, boom.
‘I have no words because when you saw images like this, it’s really hard.’
Taking to social media, Frain said she wasn’t aware until the very last moment about the crash in front of her.
Marianne Vos went onto win the second stage and claim the yellow jersey on Monday
‘After working hard to come back to the peloton in the convoy and with my teammate, the speed we rejoined the pack would have matched their pace,’ she said.
‘Unfortunately as I came off the wheel I was unaware (of) riders on the road but I didn’t have the opportunity to do the same given I didn’t see it.’
‘This meant I crashed overtop (sic) of the rider on the ground and I did my best to avoid it but I had nowhere I could go.’
Marianne Vos went onto win the stage after breaking away from a group of six to claim the yellow jersey.
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