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Jack Bauer has abandoned the Tour de France after crashing out twice during a rainy Stage 5 on Wednesday. Looking worse for wear, the New Zealander’s team Cannondale-Garmin later revealed he was on his way to the hospital.

As of Wednesday afternoon, his exact injuries were unknown, but cycling fans who double as fans of the show “24,” which, of course, features a main character named Jack Bauer, hope the cyclist recovers quickly.

It wasn’t terrorists who brought Bauer down, but bad luck. He had a similar experience during Stage 3 when he got caught up in a massive crash that led race referees to postpone the match by 18 minutes so medical staff could treat the nearly two-dozen injured.

That crash led then-race leader Fabian Cancellara of Trek Factory Racing to withdraw, as well as white jersey-bearer, a.k.a. the best young rider, Tom Dumoulin of Team Giant-Alpecin to abandon.

In total, nine riders have abandoned the race so far. Along with Bauer, Cancellara and Dumoulin, Simon Gerrans and Daryl Impey of Orica Greenedge, William Bonnet of FDJ, Andres Schillinger of Bora-Argon 18, Nacer Bouhanni of Cofidis Solutions Credit and Dmitry Kozontchuk of Team Katusha.