Mads Pedersen forced to stop racing at the Tour de France

Lidl-Trek leader heads home as a result of injuries sustained in the crash at the end of Stage 5.

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.

The Danish rider fought through Stage 6 and 7 but the pain and swelling has not improved and the range of moment in his left shoulder has worsened, making it almost impossible to handle the bike.

While the initial x-rays showed no sign of a fracture, together with the Team, the decision was made that it was in Mads’ best interest to stop racing in order to undergo more detailed examinations to assess his injuries further and give him the proper rest and recovery needed to focus on his remaining goals this summer and the final part of the season.


"It is a big bummer to lose Mads like this, after having lost Tao [Geoghegan Hart] before the start. That said we will still be in the game with Cicco and we will work out the plan B to race aggressively." - Luca Guercilena, General Manager

Join us in wishing Mads a good recovery ❤️‍🩹