Tiesj Benoot crashes in 4th Tour stage


Tiesj Benoot and Tomasz Marczynski crashed with five kilometres to go on stage 4 of the Tour de France. The Polish debutant hit his handlebars with his left knee, that knee is bruised. It’s pretty realistic that he will be able to start tomorrow.

Tiesj Benoot has incurred a second degree dislocation of the AC joint in his right shoulder, a bruise of the ribs, the right shoulder blade and left wrist, he has abrasions on his hips, back, arms and legs and cuts at his right eyebrow and the back of his head, stitched with respectively seven and one thread. Tomorrow will be decided if Benoot starts stage 5.

André Greipel finished third on the fourth stage of Le Tour de France, behind stage winner Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan.

André Greipel: "It was once again a hectic sprint. With the team we managed to stay at the front pretty well. After the crash I still had Keukeleire, Sieberg and De Buyst with me. I chose to take the initiative myself today. I started sprinting pretty early with about 300 metres to go. I had hoped to be able to get on the wheel of someone else, but that wasn't possible. I accelerated again with 100 metres to go. But I felt Gaviria and Sagan coming. I can be satisfied with my sprint, I was in the running for the victory so that's very promising."