Rohan Dennis quits Tour de France to prepare for Rio Olympics

Australian Rohan Dennis withdraws from Tour de France on second rest day to get ready for the individual time trial at the Olympics Games in Rio

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Rohan Dennis (BMC) has withdrawn from the 2016 Tour de France during the race's second rest day on Tuesday. The Australian leaves the race to focus on his preparations for the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where he will take part in the individual time trial and road race.

Dennis was part of BMC's squad in support of joint leaders Richie Porte and Tejay van Garderen, and leaves the American team with eight riders as the race heads into the Alps.

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