Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

June 13, 2016

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Chris Froome wins the Critérium du Dauphiné; Cancellara and Sagan triumphant on opening weekend of the Tour de Suisse; Jolien D’hoore takes third consecutive Flanders Diamond Tour; Groenewegen quicker than Griepel in the Rund um Köln; Dehaes beats Boonen to win Ronde van Limburg; Porte blames near-crash for drop from second to fourth overall; Bardet celebrates second overall in race; Contador insists he’s still on course for top form in the Tour de France; Giant-Alpecin leading race to sign Matthews; Gesink crashes out of Tour de Suisse; Two Wanty Groupe Gobert riders withdraw from Dauphiné over cortisol values; Suspected bike thief lassoed by Oregon cowboy; Martyn Ashton shrugs off paralysis to shine on the Fort William downhill course; Tour de Suisse 2016 Prologue: Onboard highlights; Alaphilippe shows off his skillz

Gesink crashes out of Tour de Suisse

by VeloClub

Robert Gesink’s buildup for the Tour de France has been disrupted by a crash which left him short of memory and out of the Tour de Suisse.

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The Dutchman finished fourth in the 2010 Tour and was sixth last year. He hit the deck halfway through the stage and was forced to withdraw.

“I can’t remember anything of the crash,” he said. “I fell on my head and broke my helmet. I can remember that I started this morning, but after that, I lost it all.”

His team-mate Bert-Jan Lindeman explained how the crash occurred. “There was a hole in the road and he hit it, his hands flew off the handlebar and he fell on his face. It’s too bad because we sat all day in front as a group, and this is really sour. Plus we worked hard beforehand at an altitude camp the past few weeks so this is very disappointing.”

His LottoNL-Jumbo rider said that he had stayed in hospital pending further examinations.