Tiesj Benoot abandons Tour de France after dislocating shoulder in stage four pile-up

Benoot suffers dislocated shoulder and numerous cuts

Tiesj Benoot is the final rider over the line after crashing on stage four of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Tiesj Benoot became the fourth rider to abandon the 2018 Tour de France, deciding against starting stage five following a crash on Tuesday's stage to Sarzeau.

Benoot was one of a number of riders involved in a large crash with five kilometres remaining, which also saw Polish Lotto-Soudal team-mate Tomasz Marczynski come down with both men riding across the line well back from the main field.

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