Dennis calls Tour de France mystery exit as 'toughest period' of his career
Joe Robinson 11 Sep 2019 Australian hoping to defend time trial World title in Yorkshire despite lack of racing Rohan Dennis has spoken for the first time since his mysterious exit from the Tour de France this summer calling it the 'toughest period' of his career. The Australian abandoned the Tour on Stage 12 to Bagneres-de-Bigorre mid-stage without a clear reason 80km into the stage. The time trial World Champion then travelled back to the race finish in a team car before leaving the race that evening without confirming why he had abandoned. Rumours immediately circulated that the time trial specialist left the race due to an ongoing dispute with his Bahrain-Merida team regarding the bike, wheels and kit he was set to use on Stage 13's individual TT in Pau. However, talking to Australian newspaper The Advertiser , Dennis spoke of how incorrect speculation around his abandonment saw him ...
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