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Jonas Vingegaard could lose one of his key helpers in his yellow jersey defense next month after Jumbo-Visma teammate Steve Kruijswijk crashed out early in Tuesday’s second stage at the Critérium du Dauphiné.
Team officials later confirmed that the Dutch veteran broke his clavicle and fractured his hip, making a start at the Tour on July 1 in Bilbao unlikely.
Kruijswijk went down in an early spill Tuesday along with Steff Cras (TotalEnergies) and Romain Combaud (Team DSM). All three abandoned. �� #Dauphiné Unfortunately, Steven Kruijswijk was involved in a crash and had to abandon the race. � — Team Jumbo-Visma cycling (@JumboVismaRoad) June 5, 2023 Kruijswijk’s crash comes just days after team brass confirmed him as part of Jumbo-Visma’s eight starters, that also includes Sepp Kuss, Dylan Van Baarle, Wout van Aert, Tiesj Benoot, Christophe Laporte, and Nathan Hooydonck. Wilco Kelderman is expected to replace Kruijswijk. Derek Gee extends through 2028
Gee’s attacks earned him the combativity prize. (Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) Giro d’Italia sensation Derek Gee is staying with Israel-Premier Tech through 2028.
Team officials confirmed that the Canadian signed a six-year extension with the Canadian-Israeli team.
“We knew Derek had a big engine when we took a chance on him, and signed him to our U23 continental program a couple of years ago. But, at this year’s Giro, Derek proved that he has race smarts, and the […]