Wout Poels “gets used” to the Tour de France with a broken rib

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Every year, the brutality of the Tour de France ensures that there is a rider who suffers from painful injuries at the start of the race but fights until the end, persevering on HC climbs with physical ailments that would see mere mortals. like you or me bedridden for weeks. .

This year, the unofficial ‘tough man of the Tour’ award seems to be heading towards Wout Poels, the Bahrain-McLaren driver suffering from a broken rib and an injured lung after descending on the slippery first special in Nice .

The very next day, Poels refused to be shy, praising the fact that the sun was shining, reflecting his optimism for the race ahead.

Two weeks later, the Dutchman occupies 134th place overall, four hours behind Primož Roglič, but is on the mend and “gets used” to riding with his stiffness.

Wout Poels after crashing on stage at one of the 2020 Tour de France (Marco Bertorello / AFP via Getty Images)

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