Breaking: Steven Kruijswijk ruled out of Tour de France with broken pelvis and collarbone after Critérium du Dauphiné crash

The Critérium du Dauphiné is a traditional preparation race for the Tour de France. For Jonas Vingegaard however, that preparation has taken a big blow with Steven Kruijswijk crashing out of the race and now being ruled out of the Tour de France.

Going down hard in a crash early on stage 2 of the Dauphine, Kruijswijk has suffered some serious injuries including a broken pelvis and broken collarbone. "Steven broke his collarbone and suffered a pelvic fracture in a crash just after the start of the second stage," said an official announcement from the Jumbo-Visma Twitter account. "Get well soon!"

With Kruijswijk's Tour de France hopes in tatters, Jumbo-Visma and Vingegaard will look to the noted first reserve, Wilco Kelderman as a replacement. After suffering similar bad luck prior to the Giro d'Italia, Jumbo-Visma recovered with a second-string, support line-up as Primoz Roglic took the Maglia Rosa. Vingegaard will be hoping for a similar result in his quest for the Maillot Jaune.

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