The fourth stage of Orbetello to Frascati has for damage is taken care of to the Tour of Italy. On a six kilometers from the finish was the biggest part of the peloton held up by a massive crash. The mischief began with Salvatore Puccio, who is in the front of the peloton a lot of the other riders in his trap annihilated. Leader Primoz Roglic escaped, while a number of other favorites were left off. For most of them was the damage more, except for Tom Dumoulin.
The Dutch Giro-winner of 2017 wounded in the fall, sept. His body language betrayed yet during the trip a lot of pain. Bleeding at the knee, he would eventually be the way to continue. The line would be the leader of Team Sunweb more than four minutes to lose. His standings in the Giro had already been in ruins, was also a task not to be excluded.
Dumoulin stepped in after his finish limping to the team bus, where his directeur sportif Marc Reef has not yet thought of a problem. “Tom is now very disappointed. That is logical. He is in pain. At this point I would not yet think at the end of the Giro for Tom. We must first see what the situation is and then we will see further,” said Reef in a first reaction.
in the Meantime, the verdict, after a medical check-up favourable. “Dumoulin has a radiological investigation to undergo, and in addition, no fractures have come to light. More updates will follow”, sounds in the short communication of Team Sunweb. With the Dutch colleagues of AD showed Dumoulin know until tomorrow to decide whether or not he continues. “The standings in this round is over,” he said. “I sleep on it, and then decide if I continue to go through. There is a large egg on the knee. That will not down.”
“Puccio of Ineos crashed. I think he has a wheel for her. He took me and Izagirre with him in his fall. I sat in the front of the peloton and could not avoid him. There is nothing broken, which is good news, but my knee is extremely swollen. I could not force convert in the last kilometer. I don't know how I tomorrow to it will be. The championship is definitely over,” said Dumoulin.
Dumoulin: "Sleep there night and then decide if I go."Thijs Zonneveld(@ thijszonneveld) link