Bewley’s season on hold after lingering Tour de France injury and surgery

Bewley’s season on hold after lingering Tour de France injury and surgery



Sam Bewley (Team BikeExchange) has postponed his 2021 season due to longstanding injuries related to his Tour de France crash from last autumn. The New Zealander fractured his left wrist on stage 10 of the Tour and retired from the race. Lingering pain from the accident lasted until December, with the 33-year-old forced to go under the knife. Speaking at the Team BikeExchange training camp in Spain, and still sporting a cast on his left arm, Bewley told Cyclingnews that the surgery and recovery would mean that his 2021 racing debut would move to March. He remains hopeful of making the team for the Giro d’Italia.

“I had surgery on it at the start of December and I’m still waiting for it to come right. It was a basic and simple fracture and we didn’t operate on it then because it wasn’t required but in the end it just didn’t set right so they had to reconstruct it,” Bewley told Cyclingnews.



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