Bob Jungels will miss Tour de France to undergo surgery, 'relieved' to have found problem affecting performance

He says it's a 'huge disappointment' to miss out on not just the Tour, but also his national championships and the Olympic Games

Bob Jungels
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Bob Jungels will miss out on both the Tour de France and Tokyo Olympic Games as he undergoes surgery for an issue that's hampered his performances for the past three seasons.

After the Ag2r Citroën rider struggled with recurring pain at the recent Tour de Suisse, medical examinations pointed to a vascular issue. Therefore, the 28-year-old will have iliac artery surgery in the coming days to deal with the endofibrosis, a narrowing of the arteries, which he's suffering from. 

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