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UAE Emirates: Formolo not leaving Wednesday

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 8, 2020
Davide Formolo will not see the arrival of his first Tour de France. The Italian rider will not be able to leave for the stage between Châtelaillon-Plage and Poitiers on Wednesday because he suffers from a broken collarbone. The UAE Emirates climber is one of the many runners who fell on Tuesday during the stage between Ile d’Oléron and Ile de Ré, and even if he managed to reach the finish, it was in last position, 16’44 behind Sam Bennett, the big winner of the day.

The Vuelta very compromised

Davide Formolo has had exams and the diagnosis is heavy: “ He has a slightly displaced midstem clavicle fracture. He will undergo surgery in the next 48 hours and hopefully be back racing in five to six weeks. », Said the doctor of his team. His participation in the Vuelta, which will begin on October 20, is therefore very compromised. The Tour de France of the winner of the 5th stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné and the second of the Strade Bianche stops there. This Tuesday evening, he occupied the 69th place in the general classification, 1h16 behind Primoz Roglic. And after Fabio Aru on Sunday, it is therefore a new strong mountain teammate of Tadej Pogacar who must abandon the Tour de France. Will the Slovenian be able to shine alone in the mountains? We will quickly find out!

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