Word comes down from on high. Knee problem. Classy though, they don't call out Cavendish for the crash at the Tour de Suisse. Haussler has landed on that sucker three different times. Last one was simply the last straw.
For my money this one isn't a tragedy. Haussler has to be thinking about the season's end, with the worlds on a winnable course in his home country. Sitting out the Tour actually makes that preparation less complicated, I would think.
The last straw: