Rohan Dennis abandonment of Tour de France 'nothing to do with physical condition'

Neither of the two Bahrain-Merida sports directors were able to explain why the Australian had abandoned

Rohan Dennis at the start of stage 10 of the Tour de France 2019 (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Rohan Dennis (Bahrain-Merida) has abandoned the Tour de France 2019 during stage 12 from Toulouse to Bagnères-de-Bigorre.

The world time trial champion climbed off with 80km left to race, before the two category one climbs of the day, the Peyresourde and Horquette d'Ancizan, and before tomorrow's sole individual time trial of this year's race, where the Australian was one of the favourites to take the stage victory.

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