Pascal Ackermann: 'Ralph Denk did not keep his word' on Tour de France selection

The German missed out on Tour de France selection for Bora-Hansgrohe after a winless season so far

Pascal Ackermann at the Volta ao Algarve 2021
(Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Pascal Ackermann has publicly voiced his disappointment with his Bora-Hansgrohe team boss Ralph Denk after he apparently promised the sprinter a place on the Tour de France team; a place he did not get.

The German was due to get his first go at the French Grand Tour in 2021 as team leader Peter Sagan looked to add the Giro d'Italia points jersey to his collection. He succeeded in this and then decided to ride the Tour in search of an eighth green jersey.

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