French pro cyclist suffering with memory loss after Tour Down Under crash

‘I have no memory of the crash’ says Rudy Molard of Groupama FDJ after incident in Australia

Rudy Molard of Groupama-FDJ
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Groupama FDJ’s Rudy Molard has said that he has no memory of being involved in a heavy crash on stage three of the Tour Down Under which landed him in hospital. 

The Frenchman was one of many riders that was unable to finish the third stage of the men’s WorldTour curtain raiser in Adelaide due to hitting the tarmac. He suffered a concussion, which has meant he is unable to head home.

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.