Giulio Ciccone has admitted he should get started his 2024 coaching from 0 after surgical operation for an unpleasant saddle sore approach he’ll spend 4 weeks off the motorcycle.
The Lidl-Trek rider was once meant to move to altitude at Mount Teide after which goal Tirreno-Adriatico in early March. He underwent surgical operation on Monday and now he’s even not sure about using the Giro d’Italia in Would possibly.
“It is a massive blow”, the 2023 Excursion de France polka-dot jersey winner advised L. a. Gazzetta dello Game as he started his restoration from surgical operation.
“I’m going to have to start out from 0 after any such lengthy length off the motorcycle. The entirety will take time and after I get started coaching once more, I will’t move at 100% with a heavy coaching programme.”
Ciccone published that he first felt issues in January and he and Lidl-Trek attempted different remedies ahead of surgical operation changed into unavoidable.
“I simply could not journey my motorcycle. There was once no selection,” Ciccone admitted.
He underwent surgical operation in Milan with the similar surgeon who handled Fausto Masnada final 12 months. The Soudal-Fast Step rider was once out of motion for many of the summer season and was once not able to lend a hand Remco Evenepoel within the Grand Excursions however has now made a complete restoration.
Ciccone was once meant to steer Lidl-Trek on the Giro d’Italia, with Tao Geoghegan Hart and Mattias Skjelmose the group’s GC riders for the Excursion de France. Ciccone may just in all probability go back to the Excursion de France this summer season, with Lidl-Trek that specialize in level victories on the Giro d’Italia with sprinter Jonathan Milan.
Ciccone may just race once more once April however neither he nor Lidl-Trek wish to take any dangers.
“I wish to make a complete restoration and that is the reason why a protracted length off the motorcycle is wanted. Speeding issues might be dangerous,” Ciccone, who final June prolonged his contract with Lidl-Trek throughout the finish of the 2027 season, defined.
“In this day and age it is tough to take into accounts when I’m going to be again racing. Needless to say it will be unimaginable to get able for the Giro as I would deliberate. For now I wish to get better, get again at the motorcycle after which see what occurs.
“I do not wish to throw away the entire season, I wish to succeed in one thing. It is true I have were given to start out from scratch, however there’s a lengthy season forward people.
“In spite of everything the issues I have confronted lately, I believe I have ‘paid’ sufficient. When I am getting again racing, I wish to get some payback for the whole lot I have triumph over. I believe I deserve it.”