Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) abandoned Tirreno Adriatico on yesterday’s fourth stage from Foligno to Sarnano Sassotetto due to injuries sustained from a crash on a descent. The team has struggled in the race and the Dutchman’s abandon comes just one day after sickness caused Søren Kragh Andersen to retire from the race, and a crash forced Simon Geschke out with a fractured left clavicle.
Team Sunweb doctor Chris Jansen explained: “Tom has sustained multiple bruises and abrasions to his chest, hand, arm and leg. With no fractures, hospital treatment is not needed but Tom will need to take a few days off the bike before he can resume training.”
After the crash, Dumoulin said: “I’m really disappointed to be out of the race after the crash today. I need to accept it, at least there are no fractures. I hope after some days of rest to resume training again and shift my focus to my next goals.”
Team Sunweb coach Marc Reef added: “It’s a shame to see one of our team leaders out of the race, especially with Simon and Søren’s abandon yesterday. Our focus will now fully shift to Wilco who’s strong and currently sits 9th overall. With only three riders in support we will need to make a smart plan day by day.”