Soudal Quick-Step manager makes varying sounds about some of the many riders set to depart his team.
The Belgian domestique is out days before the race starts.
The Belgian developed inflammation of his heart tissue after contracting COVID-19 earlier in the spring.
'The level in this peloton is so high that it's impossible to make up the deficit. Apart from Kasper it'll be difficult,' says Stijn Steels.
Patrick Lefevere on Colbrelli scare: 'We do not know whether this cardiac arrest is the result of a coronavirus infection, but it is of course possible.'
Here's the news making the headlines on Thursday, July 22.