Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën) was supposed to guide his workforce on this weekend’s “Boucles Drôme Ardèche” – two Professional Sequence one-day races within the south of France, the Faun Ardèche and Drôme Traditional, however won’t race after contracting influenza.
O’Connor won’t get replaced within the AG2R roster for the races.
The Australian would have been making his European season debut after an “unsatisfying” Tour Down Below, the place he misplaced time on stage 3 after which missed out on a stage win on the final day.
Additionally out this weekend for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is Dylan Teuns (Israel-Premier Tech). The Belgian got here down with a extreme chilly and might be changed by Man Sagiv.
“The sinuses had been already a bit infected because the Ruta del Sol, however within the night time from Monday to Tuesday, every part broke by,” Teuns mentioned to Het Nieuwsblad.
“I did not journey on Wednesday. I made an try at present (Thursday, ed.), nevertheless it was unsuccessful. There’s nothing else to do however sit out.”
It’s the second 12 months in a row that Teuns’ Classics marketing campaign was interrupted by sickness. Final spring, he missed Omloop Het Nieuwsblad after contracting COVID-19 however went on to win La Flèche Wallonne.
With out the weekend of racing, Teuns mentioned he may alter his schedule.
“Principally, I had no races till the Tour de Catalunya, however possibly some races might be added now. First, get out after which full coaching once more.”
Jumbo-Visma confirmed that Sam Oomen fractured his shoulder blade in a crash on the Volta ao Algarve and won’t be racing in Tirreno-Adriatico subsequent week.