Tom Dumoulin to miss Tour de France after failing to recover from knee injury

20 June 2019 04:47
• Team Sunweb rider abandoned Giro d’Italia with injury in May• Chris Froome released from hospital after Critérium crashTom Dumoulin will miss next month’s Tour de France over concerns that he might not be in the best shape to compete following a knee injury and a physically challenging run-up to the race.The Team Sunweb rider, 28, suffered a setback during recovery from a knee injury that forced him to abandon the Giro d’Italia last month. “The last month has been extremely difficult overall, and with the setbacks in the knee recovery,” Dumoulin said. “After what happened at the Giro I really wanted to go for it in the Tour, but this week I realised it’s not realistic for my level to be there in time. I’ve tried so hard to get there but I really have to listen to my body and release myself from chasing an unrealistic goal.” Related: Geraint Thomas given all clear for Tour de France after heavy crash Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian