CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

“Obviously I am very disappointed to be unable to start in the Tour de France, since I was really looking forward to this year’s start in my home country."

Photo: Team Giant-Shimano

TEAM SUNWEB

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

TOM VEELERS

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

TOUR DE FRANCE

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS
16.06.2015 @ 15:15 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Tom Veelers (Giant-Alpecin) has suffered a setback in the recovery from a knee injury sustained in the beginning of the year, and as a result he will unfortunately not line up for the start of the Tour de France on July 4 in Utrecht, nor did he participate in Rund um Köln or will start the Ster ZLM Toer. 

After already canceling his participation in the Tour de Romandie and Giro d’Italia, the team has determined that the Tour de France is also too early for the 30-year-old Veelers, as he needs additional time to recover from the knee injury. To resolve the problem, he underwent keyhole surgery at OCON in Hengelo, the Netherlands, in April. In consultation with the performance staff, the team’s physician and Veelers himself, the team decided that more recovery and training time are needed before he returns to competition. Veelers will also not participate in Sunday's Rund um Köln, and will not be replaced.

“Obviously I am very disappointed to be unable to start in the Tour de France, since I was really looking forward to this year’s start in my home country,” said Veelers. “After my surgery in April we know that the risk of not participating in the Tour was there, but all the time we focused on the best possible outcome: quick recovery. We have canceled my participation in a couple of races already, and it has become clear that the Tour is not within reach either. So together with the team’s medical staff, we decided it was best for me to get off the bike and rest and recover. I will continue to work with the physio but not compete in races for a while.”

Team physician Anko Boelens added: “Tom is recovering from keyhole surgery to repair a small cartilage imperfection. When he is free of pain the team will determine the best opportunity for him to return to competition.”

Both Veelers and the team are disappointed that he will not be able to be present at the Tour as a valuable member of the sprint preparation. Veelers will work closely with the team’s medical and performance staff to ensure a gradual buildup in the intensity of his training. 

The Tour de France lineup will be announced later this month.

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

List of CyclingQuotes previews 05.06.2017 @ 07:54End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13Lampre leave the peloton 04.01.2017 @ 17:03Nibali to skip the classics 04.01.2017 @ 16:58Kolobnev announces retirement 04.01.2017 @ 15:08Young Dimension Data team targets third consecutive win... 04.01.2017 @ 14:01Vakoc leads Quick-Step at Tour Down Under 04.01.2017 @ 13:58Puncheur course for 2017 Arctic Race of Norway 04.01.2017 @ 13:55Ewan makes it itwo in row at Criterium Championships 04.01.2017 @ 13:53Track world champion wins Australian U23 criterium title 04.01.2017 @ 13:50Orica-Scott target numerous Australian titles 04.01.2017 @ 13:472017 team analysis: Movistar Team 03.01.2017 @ 17:30Wilier-Selle Italia confirm signing of Italian talent 03.01.2017 @ 17:21Novo Nordisk under pressure to secure new sponsorship 03.01.2017 @ 17:15Report: Dumoulin to focus on the Giro 03.01.2017 @ 17:06U23 World Champion forced to turn down Quick-Step 03.01.2017 @ 17:03Ag2r veteran announces retirement 03.01.2017 @ 16:59Thurau finds new team in Kuwait 03.01.2017 @ 16:5520 teams for Challenge Mallorca 03.01.2017 @ 16:47Tony Martin unveils new rainbow jersey 03.01.2017 @ 16:39

Currently no news in this list

Marc STAELEN
36 years | today
David DROUIN
22 years | today
Jaroslaw DABROWSKI
34 years | today
Nick MITCHELL
32 years | today
Maxime LE MONTAGNER
26 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com 2013