Tour de France: Philippe Gilbert reveals UCI intervened in neutralisation plans for stage three

The former world champion did put some blame on the riders too, but says the final two crashes could've been avoided

Philippe Gilbert talks to the press before the opening stage of the Tour de France 2021
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Philippe Gilbert has said that the UCI stepped in and stopped ASO allowing the final 5km of stage three of the 2021 Tour de France to be neutralised for the general classification.

Gilbert (Lotto-Soudal) and other riders pointed out the dangers of the final few kilometres of the third stage of the Tour and wanted the last 5km neutralised.

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