Dylan Groenewegen to make return from nine-month suspension at Giro d’Italia-Sports activities Information , Novi Reporter”
Groenewegen has not raced since August 5 when he provoked a crash within the dash on the finish of the primary stage in Poland that left fellow Dutch sprinter Jakobsen with accidents that included a number of cranium fractures.
Paris: Dylan Groenewegen will trip the Giro d’Italia, which begins the day after the top of his nine-month suspension for smashing Fabio Jakobsen right into a barrier on the Tour of Poland, his staff, Jumbo-Visma, mentioned Tuesday.
Groenewegen has not raced since 5 August when he provoked a crash within the dash on the finish of the primary stage in Poland that left fellow Dutch sprinter Jakobsen with accidents that included a number of cranium fractures.
Groenewegen has been referred to as into the Jumbo-Visma squad for the Giro, which begins in Turin on Might 8, to switch Australian Chris Harper, who’s affected by an eye fixed drawback, the staff mentioned in an announcement.
“We’ve determined that his place will go to Dylan,” mentioned Merijn Zeeman, the staff’s sporting director. “Dylan is considered one of our leaders, however he has not been capable of race for a very long time attributable to his lengthy suspension.
“We had mapped out a pleasant program for him that may permit him to return to the peloton within the shadows. Nonetheless, attributable to corona, the Tour of Norway has already been postponed and it stays to be seen whether or not the opposite races he would trip will stay on the calendar.
“After 9 months with out racing it’s the intention for Dylan to return to competitors.”
“He should discover his place within the peloton after every part that has occurred. That’s now the precedence,” mentioned Zeeman.
The staff will area one other sprinter, Dutchman David Dekker, and didn’t lay out any targets for Groenewegen, the winner of 4 Tour de France phases between 2017 and 2019.
“I’ve obtained many coronary heart warming messages in spite of everything that has occurred, however I’m additionally making an allowance for some damaging reactions on my return. That may occur anyway,” Groenewegen mentioned.
Jakobsen returned to racing earlier this month within the Tour of Turkey.
“I’ve spoken with Fabio earlier than he went to Turkey and it was good to see how properly he did there,” mentioned Groenewegen. “I’m very a lot wanting ahead to racing once more myself too now and I’m glad that I can try this in a wonderful race just like the Giro d’Italia.”
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