Chris Hamilton out of Tour Down Under with painful injury

Chris Hamilton (Sunweb) finishes ninth on stage 17 of the 2019 Giro d'Italia
Chris Hamilton (Sunweb) finishes ninth on stage 17 of the 2019 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images)

Sunweb's Chris Hamilton was a noticeable non-starter in the elite men's road race at the Australian Road Championships at the weekend. The 24-year-old revealed just ahead of the race that his summer in Australia – including his participation in next week's Tour Down Under – is over before it's even begun due to him rupturing a testicle in a training crash. 

"Yep, fellas – it's just as painful as you think it is," Hamilton, who won the white jersey as best young rider at last year's Tour Down Under, wrote in a post on Instagram. 

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