Dylan Groenewegen gets out of Dauphiné and goes to the Tour of Slovenia, Michal Kwiatkowski gets off with a tendon problem

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It’s not been such a fun Critérium du Dauphiné for Dylan Groenewegen, who never got around to sprinting once. The Dutch sprinter will no longer start in the Critérium du Dauphiné this weekend. He goes home to pack his bags again for the Tour of Slovenia, which starts on Wednesday.

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“Ah, of course I would have preferred to sprint here too, but on the other hand I am obliged to improve uphill as well with the Tour in front of the door,” said Groenewegen. “Every day I had a fifty percent chance that I could sprint, but every time it became the other fifty percent…”

Kwiatkowski is struggling with a tendon problem on the buttock

Michal Kwiatkowski surprisingly left the Critérium du Dauphiné on his way to Gap. Since Thursday he has been struggling with a tendon problem at the back of the buttock. As if suddenly needles sting. In order not to aggravate the injury, the Pole decided to rest in consultation with Ineos-Grenadiers. Wednesday in the long time trial there was not a speck in the air. He finished thirteenth. The problem comes at an inopportune time with the Tour that starts on July 1 in Copenhagen. In principle, the speed rider is a fixed value in the core around Geraint Thomas and Adam Yates.

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