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by Shane Stokes
August 4, 2017
In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Haig wins stage six of the Tour of Poland, Sagan loses race lead; Landa grabs second stage win in Vuelta a Burgos, extends race lead; Campenaerts takes Elite men’s European time trial championship; Van Dijk powers to a dominant win and prolongs European time trial title; Bardet confirms Vuelta participation: ‘An important step’; Nieve to move from Team Sky to Orica-Scott; Bettiol inks contract with BMC Racing Team; Two year deals for Fraile at Astana and Rosón at Movistar; Taiwan KOM Challenge announces equal prize money for men and women; WM3 reacts to Niewiadoma’s transfer; Women’s Cycling Transfer Shorts; Hip surgery for Roelandts, Frison and Hansen recovering from other health issues; Interbike and Cross Vegas are leaving Las Vegas; Video: Pony infiltrates peloton in Poland
Lotto-Soudal rider Jurgen Roelandts went under the knife at the AZ Herentals clinic in Belgium on Thursday, with the former national champion receiving treatment for what his team described as impingement. He had some cartilage removed and with a long recuperation time ahead, he is not expected to race again this season.
Also sidelined is Frederik Frison, who was working to return after a pelvic fracture in the Quatre Jours de Dunkerque in May but has now picked up glandular fever. “At the moment he needs to rest and shouldn’t train,” said the team. “He is closely monitored by the medical staff of Lotto Soudal. When they give the green light Frison can resume his training, but it is impossible to tell when that will be.”
Adam Hansen is also on a break; he is still recovering from the saddle sore he suffered in the final week of the Tour de France, and is resting in order to allow it to completely heal.