Philippe Gilbert's Tour de France hopes ended by leg fracture diagnosis

After being diagnosed with a fractured tibia, Philippe Gilbert will not be considered to ride this year's Tour de France

Philippe Gilbert at the Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

On Monday Philippe Gilbert was bemoaning the fact that his BMC team hadn't informed him if he'd be riding at the Tour de France or not, but by Tuesday he had closure with x-rays confirming he has fractured his tibia.

Gilbert's team believe it is a result of his heavy crash at La Fleche Wallonne in April, since when the Belgian has won two stages at the Giro d'Italia.

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