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Tour de France current Norwegian cycling profile crashed in training – suffered a facial fracture

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The cycling team Uno-X received bad news on Thursday. Photo: Fredrik Varfjell / NTB

Of NTB | 23.05.2024 15:01:09

Sport: Talented Kulset is one of Norway’s strongest climbing riders. Now there is uncertainty about the way forward for the Uno-X rider.

“Johannes Kulset unfortunately crashed during the team’s training camp in Spain on Wednesday. He has broken some bones in his face and is now returning to Oslo to see a specialist,” writes the Norwegian team on Instagram.

The blow comes at an extremely convenient time for Kulset, who is mentioned among the riders in question for Uno-X’s Tour de France squad.

Thursday’s message contains no indication of what significance the facial injuries will have on Kulset’s opportunities to train and compete in the future.

The 20-year-old has shown solid climbing form on several occasions this season. Among other things, he came third overall in the youth competition in the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya.

In the Uno-X team, there are very few riders who follow Kulset in the mountains. Thus, he will be relevant for the Tour de France squad to be a strong card in the toughest stages.

Uno-X have been very unlucky with injuries this season. Another highly topical Tour de France participant, Tobias Halland Johannessen, has been struggling with a knee injury recently. He is now back in full training, the team informs NTB.

The Danish big signing Magnus Cort has also recently returned to competition after a long break due to injury.

(© NTB)

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