The Tour is in danger for Kruijswijk: it does not travel to the previous concentration

The Dutch team will prepare a last concentration in height in Tignes, where Kruijswijk will not be due to his shoulder injury.


Uncertainty has peppered the vast majority of Tour de France favorites less than two weeks after its start in Nice (August 29). The injuries suffered during the Dauphiné leave a lot of unknowns about the runners' fitness, which in no case does it seem that they will arrive in the best conditions.Although of the two major blocks that will oppose victory on French roads, Jumbo and Ineos, it is the Dutch team that has suffered the most. And it is that this Monday it has been known that Steven Kruijswijk, third classified in the Tour in 2019, will not be in the concentration in height that the Jumbo will carry out in the coming days in Tignes, French Alps, due to the annoyances that still drag on the shoulder dislocation suffered in Dauphiné, when last Saturday he crashed down the Col de Plan Bois. "He has to recover and we will have to see how his body reacts, it is certainly not the best situation, given how much we have worked in recent months and the care we have taken for all the details," explained Merijn Zeeman, Jumbo sports director , according to the portal TuttoBici.

This represents a major setback in the planning of the Dutch squad, as if Kruijswijk recovers in time during the next few days at his residence in Monaco, he will obviously not be in the best physical condition to support their leader, Primoz Roglic . On the other hand, the Slovenian will be present in Tignes despite the fact that he suffered a heavy fall that forced him to withdraw from the Dauphiné after the penultimate stage due to dizziness and multiple injuries. Also George Bennett, Sepp Kuss, Robert Gesink and Tom Dumoulin, will be part of a concentration that had the certain absence of Wout van Aert, since the Belgian will compete in the National time trial. Lights and shadows for the Jumbo-Visma, with Kruijswijk hanging by a thread ...

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