Oomen taken down in freak accident after Giro d’Italia stage

The Giro d’Italia has not exactly gone the way Team Jumbo-Visma might have wished: their general classification hopeful Tom Dumoulin is out of contention after the first summit finish on Mount Etna and, after stage 5 in Messina, Sam Oomen suffered a hard fall in a freak incident.

The Dutchman was pedaling to the team bus after the Giro stage and graciously handed one of his bidons to an individual among the tifosi. However, as he reached across his body to hand the bottle over to the man on his left, the man’s musette string caught on his handlebars and sent Oomen crashing to the ground.

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