19/07/2013 11:28 BST | Updated 18/09/2013 06:12 BST

Jack Bauer Barbed Wire Accident: Tour De France Cyclist Has Face Cut After Fall

The Tour De France is a cruel playground at times, as New Zealand rider Jack Bauer found out to his cost on Stage 19.

Team Garmin's Bauer ended up with a cut-up face after he crashed in to a barbed wire fence.

He looked to be in agony after the incident between Bourg-d'Oisans and Le Grand-Bornand in the French Alps.

Luckily, there were plenty of medical staff on hand to help the bloodied cyclist who was taken off the mountain.

Bauer shows a bloodied face of agony after the crash

The Kiwi receives medical assistance on a stretcher after falling

Bauer is evacuated on a stretcher by medical staff