Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

July 5, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Démare wins hectic Stage 4 sprint at Tour de France; Peter Sagan disqualified from Tour de France after Stage 4 crash; Cavendish not to start Stage 5, injury confirmed as fractured shoulder blade; Van Vleuten takes Giro Rosa TT stage win as riders are surprised by steep climbs; Cannondale-Drapac in control at Tour of Austria as Slagter wins stage, Vanmarcke leads GC; Tony Martin continues racing at Tour de France with concussion; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 4 highlights.

Tony Martin continues racing at Tour de France with concussion

by CyclingTips

German Tony Martin is racing the Tour de France covered in bandages and coping with what he’s described as a “small concussion” after a crash on Stage 2, reported.

The world time trial champion, who had hoped to win the Stage 1 time trial in Düsseldorf and sport the yellow jersey, instead started Stage 4 sitting nearly 13 minutes down on the general classification. After crashing on Stage 2, Martin finished Stage 3 with the Sprinter group, 2:52 behind winner Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe).

The Stage 2 crash was caused by Martin’s Katusha-Alpecin teammate Reto Hollenstein, 30km from the finish in Liége, reported.

“When I came to the finish, I was not feeling well, I was sick and dizzy in the stomach,” Martin said. “I usually jump up after a fall and go straight on, but this time I had to sit in the street for three minutes. There had been a real impact.”

Martin, who controversially continued on with a concussion at the 2013 Tour de France, said he’d suffered a “small concussion” on Sunday. “It caused me some problems, but otherwise everything is only superficial, and will heal in the next days.”

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