Team Sunweb suffer Tour de France blow as Michael Matthews abandons due to illness

Matthews suffers from vomiting and fever overnight

MIchael Matthews abandoned the Tour de France through illness

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Team Sunweb's hopes of repeating their success from the 2017 Tour de France suffered a major blow after Michael Matthews was forced to abandon prior to the start of stage five.

Matthews won the green jersey last year and had looked in decent form as he finished seventh on the opening stage before leading the team across the line as they took fifth place in the team time trial on stage three.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.