Dane expected too much
Kasper Asgreen (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl) | Photo: Cor Vos
08/15/2022 | (rsn) – After his fall at the Tour de Suisse, Kasper Asgreen obviously did not give himself enough time to recover. The program includes the Tour de France with the Grand Départ in his home country of Denmark. But the winner of the Tour of Flanders 2021 had to abandon the tour after the eighth round due to a knee problem and did not compete in any races after that.
As his team told Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, the effort to make Asgreen fit for the tour after the spring “unfortunately resulted in Kasper developing fatigue syndrome, which means his body is killing itself from the low level of exertion that no longer recovers.”
Therefore, it was decided that Asgreen will end the season now and “allow himself a period of rehabilitation before focusing on his preparations for 2023,” it said in conclusion.
After a stellar 2021 that included four wins and numerous other finishes, Asgreen has underperformed this season. His best results were third in the Strade Bianche and sixth in the Amstel Gold Race.