Matthews And Kelderman Headline Sunweb At Tour De France In Dumoulin's Absence

Michael Matthews (Sunweb) at stage 3 Tour de Suisse

Michael Matthews and Wilco Kelderman will headline Team Sunweb at the Tour de France in the absence of the injured Tom Dumoulin. Giro d'Italia stage winner Chad Haga has also been selected, together with new arrival Nicolas Roche. Youngsters Lennard Kämna and Cees Bol make their Tour debuts, while Nikias Arndt and Søren Kragh Andersen also feature in the squad. Sunweb's Tour planning had centred around Dumoulin's GC challenge, but the Dutchman had to rule himself out of the race last week after he failed to recover from the knee injury that he sustained in a crash on stage 4 of the Giro d'Italia. After abandoning the Giro, Dumoulin returned to action in time to line out at the Critérium du Dauphiné, but he left the race ahead of the final weekend in the mountains in order to undergo surgery to remove a shard of gravel from his injured knee. ...

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