A crash on the Roubaix cobbles has put an end to Rigoberto Uran’s Tour de France, with the EF-Education First-Drapac team confirming that the Colombian will not start Thursday’s stage 12 to L’Alpe d’Huez.
The Colombian crashed heavily on the ninth stage, “resulting in pain his left leg and arm and compromising his ability to pedal.”
Uran finished Wednesday’s mountain stage to La Rosiere over 26 minutes down on stage winner and new race leader Geraint Thomas (Team Sky).
In a press release issued Thursday morning, Uran said: “Today I have to share some bad news. I didn’t recover after the crash. Yesterday in the first real climb, all day, there was pain in my body.”
“The most important thing is the rider’s health,” said head sport director Charly Wegelius.
“Rigo hasn’t recovered from his crash on the cobbled stage, and his position on the bike is compromised and could create further issues down the line. We along with Rigo felt it best to pull out of the Tour this morning so he can recover and look toward the remainder of the season. “
— EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale (@Ride_Argyle) July 19, 2018
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