National championships crash leaves Wilco Kelderman out of Tour de France
Jul 02 2018 03:24 pm CET

National championships crash leaves Wilco Kelderman out of Tour de France
National championships crash leaves Wilco Kelderman out of Tour de France
Photo of Wilco Kelderman © Team Sunweb

Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) has had to be taken out of the team's selection for the Tour de France following a crash he suffered at the Dutch National Championships.

The rider underwent additional CT scans that showed a bent at the current plate on his collarbone. The pain that this causes makes it impossible for the rider to start at the French grand tour and support Tom Dumoulin.

"CT scans indicate that the plate mounted on his right collarbone is bent, which reduces the functionality of the shoulder joint and a lot of pain," said Sunweb's physician Anko Boelens.

"To start the Tour de France is no option. Additional check-ups will follow with international experts in this field, to determine the next steps and to decide if surgery is required. It's a complex injury with the history of injuries to the same shoulder and collarbone."

Kelderman showed his disappointment. "I am gutted," he commented. "At the moment the pain is really intense, making a Tour start simply impossible. It can't get much worse after the injuries I already faced in my recent career. I have to get over it once again and I will need time."




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