Mads Pedersen forced to abandon Tour de France with injuries sustained from stage 5 crash

SAINT VULBAS FRANCE JULY 03 LR Mads Pedersen of Denmark after being involved in a crash and Tim Declercq of Belgium and Team Lidl Trek cross the finish line during the 111th Tour de France 2024 Stage 5 a 1774km stage from SaintJeandeMaurienne to Saint Vulbas UCIWT on July 03 2024 in Saint Vulbas France Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
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Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek) has been forced to abandon the Tour de France ahead of stage 8, following a worsening of the injuries he sustained from a crash on stage 5 of the race.

“Unfortunately, Mads Pedersen will not be on the start line of Tour de France Stage 8 after being forced to abandon the race following the crash in the bunch sprint on Stage 5 into Saint Vulbas,” a team statement on Saturday morning stated.

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Before joining Cyclingnews, Peter was the digital editor of Rouleur magazine. Starting life as a freelance feature writer, with bylines in The Times and The Telegraph, he first entered cycling journalism in 2012, joining Cyclist magazine as staff writer. Peter has a background as an international rower, representing Great Britain at Under-23 level and at the Junior Rowing World Championships.