Category: Tour de France

Thomas OK after Tour de Suisse crash

Geraint Thomas escaped Tuesday’s crash with cuts and bruises, and he is not expected to miss the Tour de France

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Geraint Thomas taken to hospital after heavy crash at Tour de Suisse

• Welsh rider falls 27 kilometres from finish
• Team Ineos confirm Thomas has abandoned race

Geraint Thomas, the reigning Tour de France champion, escaped with minor injuries after crashing heavily at the Tour de Suisse on Tuesday and is expected to be able to defend his title after teammate Chris Froome was ruled out the race last week.

Related: Chris Froome’s injuries ‘could have been hell of a lot worse’, says Thomas

.@GeraintThomas86 has crashed out of the Tour de Suisse

Hopefully the @TeamINEOS rider is okay for the Tour de France pic.twitter.com/fYLHQqUtxV

Related: Lizzie Deignan takes Women’s Tour glory by two seconds

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Van Garderen and Buchmann energized following Dauphiné podiums

American Tejay van Garderen gains confidence from second place at Critérium du Dauphiné, but remains committed to support role at the Tour de France

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Chris Froome’s injuries ‘could have been hell of a lot worse’, says Thomas

• Tour de France champion says Froome’s absence is ‘big blow’
• ‘He was lucky to come away with the damage he’s done’

Chris Froome was “lucky” not to have sustained even greater injuries following his crash last week, according to teammate Geraint Thomas.

Froome crashed into a wall at 37mph in the French town of Roanne last Wednesday, leaving him with multiple broken bones including a fractured neck, a fractured right femur, a broken hip and fractured ribs. Thomas, who will lead Team Ineos into the Tour de France in Froome’s absence, said the accident “could have been a hell of a lot worse” and admitted the absence of the 34-year-old will be a “big blow” to the team.

Related: Dave Brailsford believes Chris Froome will fight to return to top-level cycling

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Degenkolb hints he won’t race at Tour de France

2018 stage winner John Degenkolb suggests he won’t be selected for the Tour de France, as Trek-Segafredo focuses on Richie Porte’s GC ambitions

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Dumoulin undergoes surgery ahead of Tour bid

Sunweb team leader has gravel removed from knee as he ramps up preparations for the Tour de France

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‘Recovery starts now’ says Froome from hospital bed

Chris Froome made his first comments since his scary crash, thanking his team, family, and fans for supporting him

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Dumoulin pulls out of Dauphine with an eye on Tour de France

Dutchman pulls out of the race to allow further recovery time for the knee injury picked up at this year’s Giro.

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Mont Ventoux gets its own one-day race for climbers

The new Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge will send pro riders racing up the Giant of Provence this coming Monday

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Roundtable: How does Froome’s injury change Ineos’s Tour de France plans?

Chris Froome’s absence at the Tour de France shifts the dynamics for Team Ineos and the other contenders. It could also change Froome’s place in history.

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