Jack Haig out of Australia's Olympic Games team due to Tour de France crash

Jack Haig (Bahrain Victorious) after crashing on stage of the 2021 Tour de France
Jack Haig (Bahrain Victorious) after crashing on stage of the 2021 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Jack Haig has been forced to pull out of the Australian team for the Tokyo Olympic Games as the Bahrain Victorious rider is facing a longer than anticipated recovery from the collarbone fracture he sustained in a crash on stage 3 of the Tour de France. 

The 25 year old Australian had been hoping he would recover in time for the 234 kilometre men's road race on July 24, which tackles 4,865 metres of vertical ascent on a course including the outer slopes of Mt Fuji. However another rider will now be selected to represent the nation alongside Richie Porte, two-time time trial world champion Rohan Dennis and Lucas Hamilton., who is also as facing a battle to recover from Tour de France injury.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.