The Team TotalEnergies rider crashed into fans at high speed as they lined up along a cobbled street during Stage 5 between Lille and Arenberg.

Footage shows Oss being thrown off balance after cutting off a fan before colliding with another who bends over to film the race on a phone.

“Additional examinations revealed a fracture of a cervical vertebra requiring immobilization for a few weeks,” said a statement from the team. Lily.

“Daniel Oss is therefore forced to leave the Tour de France… The whole team wishes you a good recovery Daniel.”

Several accidents occurred, but not all of them serious, during Wednesday’s Stage 5 as the riders raced on cobblestones.

The Italian rider managed to complete the stage despite the fall, which also involved two other riders who were knocked down behind him.

At last year’s race, a fan caused a major accident after walking past the racing peloton holding a cardboard sign, appearing to display a message for TV cameras. The woman in question was later identified and arrested by the authorities.

Slovenian Tadej Pogacar is now the current Tour leader after winning stage 6.



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