Keisse Sidelined From Belgian Championships With Pleuritis

Iljo Keisse and Zdenek Stybar lead the way

Quick-Step Floors announced on Friday that Iljo Keisse will not be participating in the upcoming Belgian Road Championships , as he has been sidelined for several weeks to recover from pleurisy. The 35-year-old will also miss out on the selection for the upcoming Tour de France set to begin on July 7 in the Vendée region. "I am really sad to miss the Nationals because of this pleura inflammation," Keisse said in a team press release. "This also means I won’t be in the selection for the Tour de France anymore, which is really frustrating because I’ve worked hard to be in good shape for this part of the season and I was really motivated to be on the roster for July. "Unfortunately, this is also part of a rider’s life. I want to wish my teammates the best of luck in the upcoming weeks and I look forward to ...

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