Poels out of Paris-Nice, Henao to lead Team Sky
Mar 02 2017 11:30 pm CET

Poels out of Paris-Nice, Henao to lead Team Sky

Wout Poels will not take part in the upcoming Paris-Nice as result of a minor knee injury. Sergio Henao will replace his Sky teammate.

The Dutchman was set to be the leader for the British formation in the next edition of Paris-Nice, which will start on March the 5th. The rider has a minor injury but he prefers to recover completely.

"Unfortunately I don't start in Paris Nice. Have a little knee injury and do not want to take any risk for the rest of the season," said the rider through his Twitter account.

"During the final stage of the Ruta del Sol I had pain in the knee," confirmed Poels to Dutch website WielerFlits. "It prevented from doing my training work in a normal way. Since then, I am riding quietly. I didn't fall, so I don't know what exactly is going on."

The rider can't say with certainty when he's coming back to racing. "It is difficult to estimate. Right now I have to handle this, but obviously I hope that's not going to be too long", he added.

The Dutchman will be replaced by Sergio Henao. The Colombian will wear his national champion's jersey for the first time.
Photo of Wout Poels (cropped) by Team Sky





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