Marc Soler misses Tour de France time cut: 'I wanted to vomit every time the pace quickened'

The Spaniard leaves Tadej Pogačar with only two mountain domestiques

Marc Soler
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Marc Soler vomited multiple times during stage 16 of the Tour de France and missed the time cut by 15 minutes.

The Spaniard’s withdrawal from the race means that defending champion Tadej Pogačar only has four UAE-Team Emirates teammates remaining, following Covid positives for Vegard Stake Laengen and George Bennett earlier in the race.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.