'The crash had a bigger impact than I initially thought': Wout van Aert still unable to leave hospital after Tour crash

The young Belgian says he is still unable to leave his bed

Wout van Aert at the Tour de France 2019 (David Stockman/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Despite hopes he would return home this week, Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) remains in hospital following his nasty crash during the stage 13 Tour de France time trial.

The winner of stage 10 at this year's Tour clipped a barrier in the final two kilometres of the sole individual time trial in the 2019 edition of the Tour, with organisers drawing the roadside banners in front of him as the young rider lay on the road, waiting for medical assistance as other competitors rode past.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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