Cyclist Laurent Didier’s £8k carbon fibre bike snapped in half during nasty crash at Herald Sun Tour

A CYCLIST was left counting the price as his £eight,000 bike was snapped in HALF in a crash… however he nonetheless managed to complete.

Trek-Segafredo spinner Laurent Didier was fortunate to return away with simply scrape after the unimaginable collision together with his costly Trek Domane.

Robust day on the bike… ? @chronis71

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The 33-yr-previous Luxembourg rider was concerned in the smash with Thomas Kaeslar and Jesse Featoby, each Aussies from the Drapac EF staff and Benjamin Andrews of Oliver's Actual Meals.

However his bike was probably the most hanging sufferer of the pile-up, which occurred during a stage that featured heavy cross-winds in the Australian state of Victoria.

The day's experience completed in Warrnambool on the south coast of the nation, the place Dane Lasse Norman Hansen, with Britain's Tom Stewart driving house fifth on the day.

For the 4 poor crashers, it was a case of get residence unscathed, which Andrews did 9min again, whereas Didier spun residence 15min 15sec after the stage winner, whereas the Drapac pair rolled in 9min after him.

 Four riders went down on stage one proper of the Herald Sun Tour in Australia but Luxembourg rider Didier's Trek bike was wrought in half

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4 riders went down on stage one correct of the Herald Sun Tour in Australia however Luxembourg rider Didier's Trek bike was wrought in half
 Drapac EF rider Thomas Kaesler sat down on the ground looking dazed and without a helmet after the ugly crash in Victoria

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Drapac EF rider Thomas Kaesler sat down on the bottom wanting dazed and and not using a helmet after the ugly crash in Victoria
 Laurent Didier last rode the Tour de France in 2015

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Laurent Didier final rode the Tour de France in 2015
 British Olympic hero Ed Clancy had been in the leaders jersey after the prologue at the Herald Sun Tour but lost the lead after stage one proper

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British Olympic hero Ed Clancy had been in the leaders jersey after the prologue at the Herald Sun Tour however misplaced the lead after stage one correct

It stays to be seen whether or not the riders will take to the beginning line for stage two of the race, that includes British Olympic champion Ed Clancy, who wore the chief's jersey after the prologue.

Elsewhere, Group Sky ace Chris Froome has been advised to not begin the Giro d'Italia if he doesn’t know the result of his salbutamol controversy.

The UCI haven’t set a date for when they may move a choice over whether or not Froome broke anti-doping guidelines for his antagonistic analytical discovering at the Vuelta a Espana.

Giro race director Mauro Vegni stated: "They should inform us whether or not the rider is ready to race often or whether or not he’s suspended.

 Chris Froome has been told by the Giro race director that he will have to be off the hook with the UCI if he is to race in Italy on May 4

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Chris Froome has been informed by the Giro race director that he should be off the hook with the UCI if he’s to race in Italy on Might four
 Bradley Wiggins made an unsuccessful bid for the Giro in 2013

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Bradley Wiggins made an unsuccessful bid for the Giro in 2013

"We gained't settle for a repeat of the [Alberto] Contador case and a retrospective ban.

"On the Froome case we await the subsequent steps of the UCI, particularly the appliance introduced by Staff Sky.

"Because the organisers of the Giro d'Italia we don't need to stick our noses in, however we would like a certification by the UCI that may permit the rider to be at the beginning of the subsequent Giro d'Italia."

A CYCLIST was left counting the fee as his £eight,000 bike was snapped in HALF in a crash… however he nonetheless managed to complete.