Brad McGee's optimism about the elimination of his back problems has been dashed after he withdrew during Tuesday's Tour de Suisse stage to La Chaux-de-Fonds. McGee had hoped that his sciatic nerve problem had been fixed, but apparently not. "Bradley will undergo a few tests in the coming days," said FDJ director Yvon Madiot to Sportwereld. "If the cause of the problem isn't found, he doesn't see himself riding the Tour.
McGee also withdrew halfway through the Giro d'Italia because of the problem.