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Cycling Blow: McEwen Out Of Tour?

  • May 29th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

cyclist-mcewen-wikip.jpgAustralian professional rider and Tour de France hope Robbie McEwen is expected to miss that major cycling event this July after a bad fall (27.5.09), during a road race in Belgium.

His team managers are quoted as saying that he’s had surgery to one leg after bumping something on the roadside and coming down hard  — and they’ve expressed some concern for his long-term future in competition.

The sprint specialist, now 36, has won the Tour de France green jersey for sprints on three occasions, and won this year’s Down Under Classic.


Cycling Weekly, UK; “McEwen’s Tour de France in doubt after injury”, 27.5.09., (28.5.09).

AFP, Knokke-Heist, 28.5.09; “Team fears for McEwen’s future after heavy fall”.

Picture: Robbie McEwen leading in the 2007 Bay Classic; wikipedia.