‘Dylan Groenewegen geschorst tot begin mei’
– WielerFlits.nl (@WielerFlits) November 3, 2020
No return before mid-2021 for Groenewegen?
An “independent arbitration committee” has been set up by the UCI to rule on this matter and the decision has already been taken. Indeed, according to this source, a nine-month suspension should be served on the sprinter of the Jumbo-Visma team. A sanction which, apart from doping cases, would quite simply be a record for the UCI authorities. However, such a verdict remains subject to appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, based in Lausanne. If this sanction were to be confirmed, it would be applied retroactively. In other words, Dylan Groenewegen would be suspended for nine months from the day of the crash, ie August 5, 2020. The Dutchman could therefore resume competition on May 6, 2021, must two days before the date scheduled for the Grand Départ of the 104th edition of the Giro, which will take place in Sicily.