Lopez, the team leader for Astana, lost control of his bike at the start of a curve and skid on wet pavement into the sign on the other side of the road. Moments later, race footage showed Lopez standing next to the bike and the sign.
Lopez, a 26-year-old nicknamed Superman after fending off knifewielding thieves who tried to steal his bike during a training ride at age 16, finished third in the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana in 2018. He is making his Tour de France debut.
Both Alaphilippe and Sivakov, who crashed twice, stayed in the race.
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