VeloClub is CyclingTips’ membership program which brings us closer to our members, and connects likeminded cycling enthusiasts.
by Mark Zalewski
January 3, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Solo victories for Spratt and Hepburn on stage 2 of the 2017 Bay Crits; Knee surgery for Heinrich Haussler; Peter Sagan shows off new rainbow stripes; Mario Costa announces retirement; Fewest cycling deaths in New Zealand for 25 years; Help choose Marianne Vos’ 2017 bike design; Fan has fun with Team Sky headshots; Philippe Gilbert on 2017: A New Beginning; Course preview for U.S. cyclocross nationals; 2016 cycling highlights animated; BMX training in a Russian winter.
Heinrich Haussler will miss the Bahrain-Merida team presentation this weekend as he undergoes surgery for a knee injury he suffered in November.
“After a bike crash in November, [Haussler] had suffered a cartilago injury and a ligaments torsion of the left knee,” said team doctor Carlo Guardascione.
“After many conservative therapies, the last MRI of control shows an ipertrofic ‘plica synovial’ inside the knee. So today in the Sanatorium Clinic of Schruns in Austria, the doctor will do an arthroscopy surgery treatment of the problem. The recovery and physiotherapy will start tomorrow. [Haussler] will not be able to travel to Bahrain.”
The Australian has been plagued with knee problems during his career, having surgery on the same knee back in 2010 after two crashes.
Haussler will also miss the Australian road national championships. The team is expecting him back on bike in the next 10 days and he will join them on the next training camp in Spain later this month.