James Knox withdraws from Giro d'Italia
May 24 2019 04:40 am CET

James Knox withdraws from Giro d'Italia
James Knox withdraws from Giro d'Italia
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

James Knox (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) has taken the decision of withdrawing from the Giro d'Italia after the finish of the twelfth stage. The Briton has been suffering from the injuries caused at the crash of the fourth stage.

Knox was one of the affected riders of the massive crash of the fourth stage of the race -which took place between Orbetello and Frascati- and he ended up with a knee injury that hasn't healed as expected. For this reason, team and rider have decided that the best option for him is to retire from the Corsa Rosa.

"I have been struggling with this knee injury, but we were still hoping I could make some kind of recovery on the flat stages and the rest day; unfortunately, today was the first real test on the climbs, and taking into account how I felt and what’s still to come, we decided to call it a race," the rider explained.

"Despite this, it’s been really great to be here, part of the team, and to live this experience. I am of course pretty disappointed, as the crashes on stage 3 and 4 ruined the fun for me and put me on survival mode, but I hope to return to the Giro d’Italia in the near future because it’s such a great race."

Knox will undergo a precautionary MRI scan in Belgium to make sure that there are no further injuries and after that, the continuation of his season will be decided.




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