Tom Dumoulin was unable to start stage 6 of the Tour de Suisse due to fatigue.
After an intensive and demanding racing period, the Giro d’Italia winner is feeling the effects and the decision has been made for the 26-year-old Dutchman to pull out of Tour de Suisse.
Team Sunweb coach Marc Reef said: “Before heading to Switzerland we already knew that our expectations would be taken day by day with Tom. At the uphill finish of stage 4 we monitored increased fatigue and yesterday we tried it once again.
“The conclusion was that it wasn’t worth continuing to battle and we would rather him recharge his batteries once again for next week’s nationals before taking a break in July, ahead of the second part of the season.”