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by Neal Rogers
July 22, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Boasson Hagen solos from breakaway to win Stage 19 at Tour de France; Huffman, Rose win Cascade time trial as Mannion, Dragoo move into GC lead; Froome: Landa could challenge for Tour de France victory in 2018; Phil Anderson breaks collarbone, ribs in cycling accident; Gaviria injured training, suffers hematoma to calf muscle that requires surgery; Cannondale-Drapac announces new partnership with global media giant Oath; Garmin acquires cycling aerodynamics company Alphamantis Technologies; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 19 highlights.
Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria will miss the upcoming RideLondon Classic — his first race in Quick-Step jersey, in 2015 — due to a training injury that required surgery, the team announced Friday.
“While training in Colombia for a sprint, just as he was preparing to launch his powerful acceleration, Fernando’s left foot unclipped and the pedal hit his calf muscle, an incident resulting in a hematoma which required surgery, that the 22-year-old underwent on Wednesday afternoon, in Medellin,” the team stated.
The RideLondon Classic was to mark Gaviria’s return to racing following a break which he took after completing his maiden Grand Tour, the Giro d’Italia, where he won four stages and the maglia ciclamino.
The Colombian’s race schedule for the final part of the season will be decided and announced in the upcoming weeks, the team said.