Steven Kruijswijk gives up in Dauphiné after a crash
Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 13:23
Steven Kruijswijk has had to leave the Critérium du Dauphiné early. In the fourth stage to Megève, the classification rider crashed, after which he had to retire with a dislocated shoulder. Emanuel Buchmann and Gregor Mühlberger also stopped fighting.
Kruijswijk fell after 29 kilometers, in the immersion of the Col de Plan Bois. The Dutchman, number seventeen in the rankings, suffered a dislocated shoulder and was unable to continue. BORA riders Emanuel Buchmann (third in the classification) and Gregor Mühlberger (62nd) were also involved in the crash and had to leave the Dauphiné as well.
For Kruijswijk, the Critérium du Dauphiné was only his second race this season, after the Tour de l’Ain. In the strongly occupied French .1 course, the 33-year-old rider rode to fourth place, while the overall victory was for teammate Primož Roglič. Normally Kruijswijk with Roglič and Tom Dumoulin is one of the spearheads in the Tour de France at Jumbo-Visma.
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