Things were looking good for Philippe Gilbert. The 36-year-old Belgian, a member of Team Quick-Step Floors, was in the lead with approximately 57 kilometers remaining in stage 16's mountainous route through the French Alps. Then, in an instant, Gilbert lost control on a corner during a descent, smashing violently into a stone wall and flipping into the woods roughly six feet below. What happened next is nothing short of remarkable.Tim de Waele/Getty Images SCARY SCENE Tim de Waele/Getty Images HELPED OUT Tim de Waele/Getty Images MEDICAL ATTENTION
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When you have a broken knee cap and decide to keep going for another 60km 🤕 pic.twitter.com/cGoidtQH3w— PHILIPPE GILBERT (@PhilippeGilbert) July 25, 2018
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