Egan Bernal had Saturday to withdraw from the Critérium du Dauphiné.
The colombian cykelstjerne asked not for the start of the penultimate stage of the French race, which is considered as the prelude to the Tour de France, and is thus obsolete.
It writes both the course and the Ineos-the team, which Bernal is running for, on Twitter.
Last year's Tour de France winner struggling with back problems, write netmediet cyclingnews.com but it has Ineos is not confirmed.
Bernal was a total seventh place after the first three stages, where he finished as the number 3, 10 and 14.
Colombianeren has been good running, after that cykelsæsonen was set in motion again after coronapausen. In the beginning of august he won the etapeløbet La Route d'Occitanie - formerly known as the Route du Sud - and last week he finished on an overall second place finish in the Tour de l'ain.
Bernal from 29. august try to defend his title as Tour de France winner, when this year's edition of the French grand tour will be started in Nice.
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