27 Jul 2016 - 9:50 AM 
 
Tom Dumoulin is still hopeful of competing for road time trial gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games despite a left wrist fracture sustained in a crash near the end of the Tour de France.

Dumoulin, regarded as the biggest threat to Chris Froome for the time trial on the hilly Grumari circuit on Aug. 10, posted a video on Twitter of him back on his bike.

The 25-year-old faces a race against time to be fit for Rio, although the break was clean and there was not thought to be any damage to the wrist.

"It’s was a huge disappointment to drop out of the Tour. After the crash I directly knew something was wrong, Rio was in danger,: Dumoulin said.

"The first x-rays confirmed my feeling. I had additional examinations at the hospital which confirmed that the fracture was a clean one.

"The belief that Rio was still possible started to become stronger yesterday after I went to fit my brace and I carefully restarted my training with an easy test ride. It went well and I am just really happy to be able to ride the bike again so soon."

"The preparation went a little bit different than planned. Instead of recovering from a complete Tour and having a relaxed time at home doing the last training before going to Brazil, I am now going for check-ups to the hospital and fitting braces.

"However I have a good medical support with now almost two weeks to go, the brace and special exercises we’ll go for it."

Wednesday 27 Jul 2016
 
Australia's Richie Porte is among the eight-rider BMC roster set to ride the UCI WorldTour Clásica Ciclista San Sebastian one-day race this Saturday.
 
But while Porte is backing up from a best ever placing at the Tour, the team focus will be on delivering Belgian Greg Van Avermaet the victory.
 
"Clásica Ciclista San Sebastian is not an easy race, but when you look at the team we are bringing with a number of Classics specialists and good climbers, we're confident, sports director Yvon Ledanois said.
 
"Greg Van Avermaet came so close to victory last year so he is especially motivated this year to take the win."
 
On-form Van Avermaet is confident of following up his winning Stage 5 success at the Tour de France, where he wore yellow for two stages.
 
"I have good legs and good form, and with the race days I accumulated at the Tour de France I know that this is a race I can win," he said.
 
"The moto crash of last year makes me even more determined to come back and have a good race, and this is the perfect preparation for the upcoming Olympic Games. We've got a great team and I think we're in for a good race."
 
Rider roster: Alessandro De Marchi (ITA), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Ben Hermans (BEL), Richie Porte (AUS), Samuel Sánchez (ESP), Michael Schär (SUI), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL), Peter Velits (SVK).