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by Mark Zalewski
April 7, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Roglic solos to Pais Vasco stage win; Boels-Dolmans wins Healthy Ageing Tour TTT; Calmejane wins fourth stage at Circuit Cycliste Sarthe; In memoriam: Friends, colleagues pay tribute to Steve Tilford; Phinney out of Paris-Roubaix with concussion; Mark Renshaw fractures ankle in Scheldeprijs; Groenewegen laments Scheldeprijs outcome; More bad luck for Lotto Soudal with Roubaix recon crash; Lefevere still searching for sponsors beyond 2017; Axeon Hagens Berman riding strong performance in European racing; Crowd-funded prosecution of driver involved in cyclist death ends in acquittal; Cyclist uses M65 highway as shortcut; Watch ‘A Sunday In Hell’; Trek Crockett: SSCXWC and Sven Nys.
Dimension Data’s Mark Renshaw is another rider who will be unable to race Paris-Roubaix on Sunday, after he fractured his right ankle in a crash at Scheldeprijs on Wednesday.
“Mark Renshaw will undergo surgery because of a fractured Talus bone in his right ankle,” said team doctor Dirk Tenner.
“The surgery will be done in Cologne and Mark will spend two additional nights in hospital under observation before being able to return home. Without any complications, we expect that Mark will be able to start training in two weeks.”
Renshaw was the protected rider for Team Dimension Data at yesterday’s Scheldeprijs but a crash at 4km saw the Australian sprinter hit the deck along with teammates Youcef Reguigui and Jay Thomson.
While Reguigui and Thomson could finish the race, it was clear Renshaw was unable to continue, and a subsequent evaluation revealed the injury.