Fractured arm puts Tom Dumoulin's Olympic hopes in doubt (video)

Tom Dumoulin's Olympic hopes are in doubt after injuring his arm in a crash on stage 19 of the Tour de France

Tom Dumoulin on stage 9 of the 2016 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Double stage winner Tom Dumoulin was forced to abandon the Tour de France on stage 19 after fracturing his arm in a crash, putting his Olympic hopes in serious doubt.

Giant-Alpecin tweeted that initial x-rays showed a fracture in Dumoulin's left radius, an injury that can take 40 days to recover from. The time trial that Dumoulin had his eye on is in just 19 days.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.