Thirteenth in the general classification and fully committed in the battle for the top ten of the Tour de France, Louis Meintjes was forced to abandon in the beginning of the fourteenth stage on this Saturday 15th of July.
The South-African climber was involved in a massive crash just after the start of this big day in the Alps, just like his teammates Adrien Petit, Mike Teunissen and Dion Smith, or half of Team Intermarché-Circus-Wanty.
Louis Meintjes was not able to continue because of a collarbone fracture. The seven other riders of the team reached the finish line within the time limit, with courage: Rui Costa, Georg Zimmermann, Dion Smith, Mike Teunissen, Biniam Girmay and despite the pain and bruises, Adrien Petit. The team will send a medical report with more details of the injuries on Sunday morning.