Tom Dumoulin to start altitude training after having 'shard of gravel' removed from knee
Jun 18 2019 04:45 am CET

Tom Dumoulin to start altitude training after having 'shard of gravel' removed from knee
Tom Dumoulin to start altitude training after having 'shard of gravel' removed from knee
Photo of Tom Dumoulin © Team Sunweb

Team Sunweb's Tom Dumoulin is set to start altitude training after undergoing a small surgery in his knee.

The Dutchman retired from the Criterium du Dauphine on the penultimate stage after feeling some discomfort in his knee. The rider is finishing his recovery after crashing out of the Giro d'Italia because of a big hit that he got on his knee that stopped him from continuing in the grand tour.

The rider underwent additional examinations this weekend at OCON Medical Centre to confirm the state of his knee and after undergoing treatment successfully, he will go to altitude camp. "Tom underwent minor surgery yesterday, in which they removed what initially looked like a metal splinter, but was ultimately a tiny shard of gravel," said Sunweb's physician Camiel Aldershof.

"We decided to remove the piece because it was causing a slight inflammatory reaction. Tom did a test ride this morning and all went well. He is now cleared to travel to altitude and continue his preparations. Progression will be closely monitored day by day, possibly adapting training plans accordingly, but the signs are good already."
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