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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.
Two years ago, Fernando Gaviria sported for the first time the Quick-Step Floors jersey, as a stagiaire, at the RideLondon Classic, which he finished in eighth position. The spectacular one-day race, scheduled this season in one week’s time, should have marked his return to action following a break which he took after completing his maiden Grand Tour, the Giro d’Italia, but unfortunately his comeback has now been delayed.
While training in Colombia for a high-speed 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.
Fernando Gaviria, who took four stages and the coveted maglia ciclamino at the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia, in May, will now have to rest for a few days, before returning to training and then traveling back to Europe in a couple of weeks. The Colombian’s new racing schedule for the last part of the season will be decided and communicated in the upcoming weeks.