Gilbert’s Tour de France ended due to a broken kneecap


Lotto Soudal will be without Philippe Gilbert and John Degenkolb when the Tour de France resumes with stage 2 in Nice on Sunday. The team confirmed overnight that Gilbert would not take the start of the second stage after breaking his kneecap in a collision, while Degenkolb missed the cut time for the first stage on Saturday after an accident.Gilbert was rushed to hospital after successfully completing the first leg, but Lotto Soudal confirmed early Sunday morning that the Belgian veteran could not continue due to his injuries.


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