Peter Sagan to miss Tokyo Olympic Games after knee surgery

Peter Sagan after his crash on stage 3 of the Tour de France
Peter Sagan after his crash on stage 3 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Peter Sagan has been forced to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games after undergoing minor knee surgery to clear up an infection caused by his crash during stage 3 of the Tour de France.

Sagan left the Tour de France after stage 11 after the wound became infected and caused inflammation. On Monday, Sagan said that after surgery he was feeling better, and his Bora-Hansgrohe team suggested he could resume training in a few days. However, the Slovak Olympic Committee deemed the Games were too close and nominated 21-year-old Lukáš Kubiš as his substitute.

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