Nightmare for Visma continues! Two more Tour de France names injured after massive Criterium du Dauphine crash

Bad luck has seemingly no end for Team Visma | Lease a Bike this year. Throughout the whole spring it's leaders have been affected by illnesses and injuries and that continues at the Criterium du Dauphiné. Dylan van Baarle and Steven Kruijswijk, two riders that are set to be key domestiques for the Tour de France, have crashed out of the French race.

The crash has happened with 21 kilometers to go and included the likes of Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic, alongside a few more dozen riders who hit the deck on a fast and wet descent. A nightmare scenario for the race, which sees an incident similar to Itzulia Basque Country - only less consequential.

However not everyone can say that. The race was neutralized, for obvious reasons, but still a few riders will not reach the finish line of stage 5 due to the injuries suffered in the fall, and amongst them are Visma riders.

Whilst Matteo Jorgenson and Sepp Kuss, leaders for the race, have managed to avoid the fall and it's big consequences; Dylan van Baarle and Steven Kruijswijk both hit the deck and abandoned the race.

Van Baarle had a sling over his shoulder and is expected to have an injury in the region - possibly a collarbone fracture. Steven Kruijswijk's injuries were not determined yet but were severe enough that he could not continue the race. The team should provide an update in the next few hours regarding their health situation.

This comes after a sprint where Jonas Vingegaard and Wout van Aert have both suffered severe injuries in crashes at Itzulia Basque Country and Dwars door Vlaanderen respectively - both mass crashes, such as this. Both are still an uncertainty for the Tour but are training at altitude in Tignes, and now two more riders join that list of uncertainty.

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