Tom Dumoulin to continue in Giro d'Italia despite crash injuries

15 May 2019 09:19
Tom Dumoulin will continue in the Giro d’Italia, receiving medical clearance to start stage 5 after a nasty crash the previous day. The Dutchman hit the deck when several riders crashed at a roundabout with 6km to go on stage 4, suffering a wound to his knee that looked to have been caused by a chainring. He crossed the finish line more than four minutes behind the stage winner Richard Carapaz and race leader Primoz Roglic, and declared his GC challenge over. As he limped onto his team bus, his very presence in the race hung in the balance through to Wednesday morning, but Team Sunweb confirmed that he would indeed start the stage. Whether he finishes it is another matter.ADVERTISEMENT “Medically speaking he is cleared to race, but the day’s eventuality is dependent on how much pain his knee brings,” said Team Sunweb physician Stephan Jacolino. “Hopefully it goes well and the pain subsides as the day goes on.” Dumoulin declared his chances of winning a second Giro d’Italia title over on Tuesday evening, saying he would “sleep on it” before deciding whether to continue in the race. Giro d’Italia stage 4 race report Tom Dumoulin: My Giro d’Italia GC challenge is over Giro d’Italia 2019: Stage 4 finish line quotes Giro d’Italia stage 4: As it happened Landa apologises after calling Simon Yates ‘mentally retarded’ Simon Yates crashes and losses time in fraught Giro d’Italia finale Roglic avoids ‘unnecessary bad things’ to extend Giro d’Italia lead — Tom Dumoulin (@tom_dumoulin) May 15, 2019 You can read more at Cyclingnews.com . read full article

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