Tom Bidcock crashes during a practice tour in Andorra on Monday. As a result, the Briton should miss the Tour of Switzerland, which begins next Sunday. At the moment, it does not appear that mountain bike racing at the Olympics is in danger.
The 21-year-old INEOS Grenadiers rider was training in Andorra in preparation for the Tour of Switzerland, but broke his collarbone in the fall. For this purpose, the winner of the Brabantse Pijl (2021) was operated on Wednesday morning at a hospital in Girona. Due to injury, he will not be taking part in the Tour of Switzerland and may be in sight on July 26, when the Olympic mountain bike race is on the program and where Mathieu van der Poel is one of his biggest competitors. The image below shows that it may not have been a simple fall.
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INEOS Grenadiers are currently at the Critérium du Dauphiné with strong riders such as Geraint Thomas, Richie Porte, Tao Geoghegan Hart and Michal Kwiatkovski. However, without Bidcock, they’d still start with a strong squad in Switzerland, where Rohan Dennis, Adam Yates and Richard Karapaz might be starting. Coach Kurt Bogarts hopes the young Briton will recover. “Tom is doing well and is already looking forward and focused on his rehabilitation. While this means he will not be at the start of this week’s Tour de Suisse as planned, he will be back in training as soon as possible and preparing for the rest of the season.” plow location.