Evans suffers multiple punctures after Tour tack attack

Tour de France 2012, stage 14 tack attack

Cadel Evans nearly lost all hope of winning the 2012 Tour de France when he suffered multiple punctures on the final climb of stage 14 to Foix.

Evans punctured the first time near the top. His BMC team-mate Tejay Van Garderen carried on with yellow jersey Bradley Wiggins and the Australian was stranded at the top of the climb for almost a minute.

"I wasn't quite sure if he had another team-mate in there with him, but in hindsight, I should've waited for him," Van Garderen said. "It was pretty loud and chaotic, and I mean, I could kind of gather he had a punctured, but ah..."

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