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by Mark Zalewski
March 31, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Durbridge narrowly takes TT win ahead of sprinters as Gilbert wins overall at De Panne; Kittel wins third road stage at Three Days of De Panne; Jones wins final stage of Tour de Taiwan, Prades takes overall; Kittel: Absolutely no doubt that disc brakes will play a role in the future of cycling; Flanders race jury president to focus on footpath riding infractions; Greg Daniel crashes at De Panne, revealing existing broken collarbone; Cookson insisted on contributing to report on British Cycling; UCI allows Tour of Turkey to postpone to the fall; Sagan criticised for push on Kemmelberg; Elinor Barker focusing on UCI Time Trial Championship in 2017; Rumours of Tour of Britain stages circulating; Acquisition of Pinarello by LVMH-backed private equity firm complete; Video: Cycling Chile and Bolivia – A wild adventure.
American champion Greg Daniel (Trek-Segafredo) posted on social media following a crash at Three Days of De Panne that he has been racing on a fracture collarbone for some time.
“Crashed today and went to the hospital, revealing a collarbone that has been broken for almost eight months,” he wrote on social media.
“Thankfully it’s held together by a titanium plate that is still stable, so recovery time should be just a few days! I will need surgery to heal the collarbone completely which I will do if all goes well around the end of June.
“Will keep you all updated but for now I am heading back to Girona to get ready for the next few races.”
This was the first European race for the 22-year-old since stepping up to the WorldTour after racing for Axel Merckx on Axeon Hagens Berman the previous two seasons. He began his season at the Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina.