Bahrain Merida pursues case against Tour de France organisers after Vincenzo Nibali crash

Bahrain Merida manager says situations like this are unimaginable in any other sport

Vincenzo Nibali at the 2018 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Key players have said that cycling needs to do more to protect riders after incidents in the Tour de France.

This year, Vincenzo Nibali crashed and fractured a vertebra on a section of Alpe d'Huez that was lined by fans waving flags and dangling cameras in the direction of riders.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.