'I've never seen someone go through so much pain' - Tour de France rider refuses to quit

Bora-Argon 18s Shane Archbold refused to abandon Tour de France, despite crashing at high speed on stage 17

Shane Archbold gets treated for his injuries on stage 17 of the Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Bora-Argon 18’s Shane Archbold suffered a high speed crash while descending on stage 17 of the Tour de France, so hard it snapped his bike frame in two, but he still managed to ride 70 kilometres to the day’s summit finish.

The 27-year-old New Zealander reportedly crashed into a wall while riding down the Col des Mosses at speeds of up to 80-90kph, but refused to abandon the race despite the pain he was in. He arrived back at the Bora bus atop Finhaut-Emosson in ripped kit soaked in blood, and had to have help to get up the stairs.

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