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by Matt de Neef
November 13, 2017
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Jai Hindley takes overall honours at the Tour of Fuzhou; Van Aert and Van Looy win at Superprestige Gavere; Brown, Champtaloup win at the Tour of Margaret River; Gianni Moscon breaks wrist in gym accident; Dirt roads return to Gent-Wevelgem in 2018; Dani Moreno to join EF Education First-Drapac; Former mechanic defends Cancellara against motor doping claims; 60-year-old cops doping ban, blames wife for spiking drink; Luke Rowe’s road to recovery; Highlights from the Urban Cycling World Championships.
After a controversial season, Gianni Moscon’s 2018 looks set to get off to a slow start thanks to a broken wrist.
The Sky rider fractured his scaphoid in an accident at the gym last week. Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Moscon described the accident as “trivial”.
“I was doing exercises for balance and I fell,” he said. “Usually you do not do anything, it just seemed to be a bump, then the wrist began to swell.”
Moscon had surgery on Wednesday to repair the fracture. The 23-year-old Italian hopes to be back on the bike within four weeks.
Moscon had a strong 2017, including a third at Il Lombardia and fifth at Paris-Roubaix, but also courted his fair share of controversy. He was disciplined by his team after racially abusing Kevin Reza (FDJ), accused of forcing a teammate of Reza’s to crash at a later race, and was disqualified from the world championships road race after receiving a long pull from the Italian team car.