Tour de France: the distress of Gaudu, who vomits on his bike

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Taken from vomiting, David Gaudu was left behind on the first ascent of Mont Ventoux on Wednesday during the eleventh stage of the Tour de France. The leader of Groupama-FDJ was 10th in the general classification this morning.

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The tenth in the general classification in distress. The Breton David Gaudu, pointed this Wednesday morning at 7 minutes and 22 seconds from the yellow jersey Tadej Pogacar, quickly let go during the eleventh stage of the Tour de France between Sorgues and Malaucène (Vaucluse). After battling to stay in the last places of the peloton, the leader of Groupama-FDJ broke down on the first ascent of Mont Ventoux, vomiting.

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Groupama-FDJ in great difficulty

At 80 kilometers from the finish, he was already more than a minute behind the main group, despite the work done by his team-mate Bruno Armirail to help limit the damage. “He struggled to endure the fast start and the heat. There is not much to say, we hope things will get a little better,” said Frédéric Guesdon, sporting director of Groupama-FDJ , at the microphone of France TV.

It was a complicated day to say the least for the French team, which also lost the Australian Miles Scotson, who landed after being left behind by the peloton. Arnaud Démare and the Italian Jacopo Guarnieri had finished late at the end of the ninth stage in Tignes, while the Grande Boucle of Lithuanian Ignatas Konovalovas had come to an abrupt stop during the first stage, with a crash.

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