Roubaix injuries force Rigoberto Uran out of Tour de France
Jul 19 2018 06:40 pm CET

Roubaix injuries force Rigoberto Uran out of Tour de France
Roubaix injuries force Rigoberto Uran out of Tour de France
EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale

Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First) has withdrawn from the Tour de France after being unable to recover from the injuries sustained at the Roubaix stage.

The Colombian who finished second in the 2017 edition of the race, suffered a crash in the cobbles that affected the left side of his body and compromised his ability to pedal. "Today I have to share some bad news," said Uran. "I didn’t recover after the crash. Yesterday in the first real climb, all day, there was pain in my body."

"It’s difficult for me and also for my team. We prepared for this Tour, all season we were focused on the Tour. Sometimes this happens, and this time, I think it’s the best decision for me to recover and to recover well."

EF Education First is forced to shift focus for the rest of the race. "We’ll miss Rigo of course – he’s a great leader and a wonderful presence to have on the bus and with the staff," commented team CEO, Jonathan Vaughters.

"We look forward to getting him back healthy for the rest of the season. The guys that remain are fighters, and we have some chances coming up in the mountains. For us, another Tour begins today."




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