Tour de France 2015: Five riders abandon race after enormous crash on Stage 3

Several riders injured but the Tour later continued

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The Independent Online

Five riders of the Tour de France have abandoned on Stage 3 after a huge crash involving more than a dozen.

The pile-up, the second day accident of the day, happened at the foot of the Côte de Bohissau, about 60km shy of the finish line.

Yellow Jersey bearer Fabian Cancellara was involved in the crash, though did continue, with five riders forced to abandon the race and three of them hospitalised.

Tom Dumoulin, Simon Gerrans, William Bonnet, Laurens ten Dam and Dmitry Kozontchuk abandoned the rest of the Tour, although it is so far unclear which riders were treated for their injuries.

The race was neutralised by race director Christian Prudhomme, with medical staff unable to cope with so many injuries.

The stage resumed about 25minutes later.