Aaron Gate is battered and bruised but resilient after a particularly nasty crash that occurred towards the end of stage 3 at 4 Days of Dunkirk. The Aqua Blue Sport rider came off with 800m to go in the third stage of the race, but was back at it the following day.
The viewing makes for a wince or two. The incident for Gate took place as Wanty-Groupe Gobert were pulling the peloton along at high speed. Gate was positioned on the left hand side of the road, and as the peloton went around the right hand bend, he found that he’d run out of road.
— James Odvart (@OdvartJames) May 10, 2018
Gate flew over his handlebars and onto the grass where he proceeded to roll into a ditch. Thankfully no damage was done, but he certainly gets the plaudits for bike acrobatics for this week!
Fortunately no major damage was done and a bandaged up Gate lined up for stage 4 from Dainville to Mont Saint-Eloi; finishing safely in the peloton as Bryan Coquard of Vital Concept Cycling Club claimed the stage honours.
We’re stoked to see Aaron continuing on in France, and hope no further acrobatics await in the final two upcoming stages.
I managed to arse-off onto someone's gravel driveway with 800m to go in today's hectic @4JDDunkerque stage.
Nothing some ice on the knee and a nappy on the elbow can't fix; might just have to ask if I can borrow one of @conordunnealot's hot spotted arm warmers for stage 4 though pic.twitter.com/1lrXVAlPRt
— Aaron Gate (@aarongate) May 10, 2018