Cycling: Dumoulin to start fifth stage despite knee injury

FILE PHOTO: Biking – UCI Street Biking International Championships – Innsbruck-Tirol, Austria – September 30, 2018 Netherlands’ Tom Dumoulin in motion throughout the Males’s Elite Street Race REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

(Reuters) – Tom Dumoulin will get started the 5th degree of the Giro d’Italia in spite of an harm to his left knee sustained in a crash on Tuesday, Workforce Sunweb mentioned on Wednesday.

The Dutchman, a winner in 2017 and one of the crucial favorites to win the three-week race, hit the bottom in a large pile-up about six km from the road in a 235-km experience from Orbetello gained through Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz.

“After his crash the day gone by, @tom_dumoulin will get started degree five as of late,” Workforce Sunweb mentioned on their site.

“He has been cleared to race through the staff’s clinical body of workers, however nonetheless struggling together with his knee. He’s going to give it his easiest shot and spot what the day brings.”

Reporting through Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; modifying through Amlan Chakraborty

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