Mads Pedersen abandons the Tour de France


Mads Pedersen left the Tour de France after suffering too much from his crash in the fifth stage

The Danish rider crashed on Wednesday in the stage to Saint Vulbas.

“Unfortunately Mads Pedersen will not be on the start line of Tour de France Stage 8 after being forced to abandon the race following the crash in the bunch sprint on Stage 5 into Saint Vulbas”, says LIDL-Trek team in a statement.

“The Danish rider fought through Stage 6 and 7 but the pain and swelling has not improved and the range of moment in his left shoulder has worsened, making it almost impossible to handle the bike.

“While the initial x-rays showed no sign of a fracture, together with the Team, the decision was made that it was in Mads’ best interest to stop racing in order to undergo more detailed examinations to assess his injuries further and give him the proper rest and recovery needed to focus on his remaining goals this summer and the final part of the season”.


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