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Dylan Groenewegen to return from nine-month suspension at Giro d’Italia

Groenewegen hasn’t raced since August 5 when he triggered a crash within the dash on the finish of the primary stage in Poland that left fellow Dutch sprinter Jakobsen with accidents together with a number of damaged skulls.

File picture of Dylan Groenewegen. AFP

Paris: Dylan Groenewegen will drive the Giro d’Italia, which can begin the day after his nine-month suspension ended for smashing Fabio Jakobsen in opposition to a barrier in the course of the Tour of Poland, his workforce Jumbo-Visma introduced on Tuesday.

Groenewegen hasn’t raced since August 5 when he triggered a crash within the dash on the finish of the primary stage in Poland that left fellow Dutch sprinter Jakobsen with accidents together with a number of damaged skulls.

Groenewegen has been known as as much as the Jumbo-Visma squad for the Giro, which begins in Turin on Might 8, to switch Australian Chris Harper, who suffers from an eye fixed downside, the workforce mentioned in a press release.

“We’ve got determined that his place will go to Dylan,” mentioned Merijn Zeeman, workforce sporting director. “Dylan is one in every of our leaders, however he hasn’t been in a position to race for a very long time as a consequence of his lengthy suspension.

“We had laid out a pleasant program for him that may enable him to get again into the sector within the shadows. Nevertheless, as a result of crown, the Tour of Norway has already been postponed and it stays to be seen if the opposite races he would run .will stay on the calendar.

“After 9 months with no race, it’s Dylan’s intention to return to competitors.”

“He should discover his place within the peloton after every little thing that has occurred. It’s now the precedence,” mentioned Zeeman.

The workforce will discipline one other sprinter, Dutchman David Dekker, and has set no objectives for Groenewegen, winner of 4 Tour de France levels between 2017 and 2019.

“I’ve obtained many heartwarming messages after every little thing that has occurred, however I additionally keep in mind some adverse reactions upon my return. It may occur anyway,” Groenewegen mentioned.

Jakobsen returned to racing earlier this month within the Tour of Turkey.

“I spoke with Fabio earlier than he went to Turkey and it was good to see how shut he was,” mentioned Groenewegen. “I can not wait to race myself once more now and I am completely happy to have the ability to accomplish that in an important race just like the Giro d’Italia.”

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