Examinations rule out fractures for Jakob Fuglsang: There was too much pain to continue
Jul 24 2019 01:52 am CET

Examinations rule out fractures for Jakob Fuglsang: There was too much pain to continue
Examinations rule out fractures for Jakob Fuglsang: There was too much pain to continue
Photo of Jakob Fuglsang by Astana Pro Team

Jakob Fuglsang had to abandon the Tour de France after suffering a crash at the 16th stage of the race. The rider of Astana is disappointed but the fall didn't cause any serious injuries.

With 26 kilometres to go, the rider hit the deck and very soon got up but felt that something was not right. He decided to withdraw from the race in the spot and was taken immediately to undergo further examinations that ruled out any fractures and confirmed heavy contusions and abrasions of his hand, arms and knees.

"I’m really disappointed about leaving the Tour de France this way, but there was too much pain to continue," said the Dane. "Somebody crashed in front of me and there was no way to avoid it, so I crashed over my handlebar. My hand directly swelled up and I could barely stand on my feet, I directly knew my Tour would finish here.

"I was very motivated for the final week and I was ready to battle for a higher position in the GC. That this has to be the way of missing out on this battle, is just very disappointing. Now all the focus will be on recovering, both physically as mentally, because the Tour was a big goal after my wins in Liége and the Dauphiné."




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