In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Matthews wins Stage 1 of Vuelta al Pais Vasco; D’Hoore takes Grand Prix de Dottignies; Uncertainty over Vanmarcke’s Roubaix participation; Phinney could be back for Paris-Roubaix; No major issues for Sagan after Flanders crash, video clarifies how fall happened; Cancellara calls Sagan position on Kwaremont a mistake; Ferrari handed 18-month prison sentence, will appeal; Greipel sets sights on Scheldeprijs; Tour of the Battenkill adds UCI event for 2017; No uphill Mogollon finish for Tour of the Gila this year; Title sponsor of Wellens-managed Steylaerts-Verona team extends for two years; 2017 Women’s Ronde van Vlaanderen Highlights; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour: Focus on Chantal Blaak
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The Cannondale-Drapac team has confirmed that Taylor Phinney could be in line to compete in Paris-Roubaix next Sunday, with the American making good progress in his recovery from a crash in the Tour of Flanders.
He fell after attacking on the Holleweg and hit his head. That caused a mild concussion, and he was also seen limping after the race.
His Cannondale-Drapac team said afterwards that the head injury meant that he would be sidelined. “He is now in the team’s internal concussion protocol, meaning the earliest he can return to racing is late next week,” it stated.
On Monday Phinney said that he was doing well.
Hey :) I’m feeling much better today after a big sleep. Thanks for all the well wishes, much appreciated! All eyes on recovering for Roubaix
— Taylor Phinney (@taylorphinney) April 3, 2017
Contacted by CyclingTips, the team confirmed that Phinney’s participation Roubaix is possible.