Owain Doull's foot and shoes 'cut by disc brakes' in Abu Dhabi Tour crash

"It's gone straight through my shoe into my foot. That's lucky it is not my leg."

Owain Doull's shoes after his crash at the Abu Dhabi Tour

(Image credit: Gregor Brown)

A crash at the end of stage one of the Abu Dhabi Tour left Owain Doull (Team Sky) with a cut to his foot and his shoes cleanly sliced through, with Doull saying that these were caused by the disc brakes of Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) who was involved in the same incident.

Speaking after the stage, Doull said that he was sure that it was Kittel's disc brake rotors that had sliced through his shoe and cut his foot.

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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.