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by Mark Zalewski
May 26, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Garderen ends Grand Tour drought with Giro stage win; Van der Poel tastes success on the road with Belgium Tour stage win; Canola makes it a hat trick in Japan; Dumoulin critical of rivals on Giro stage, ‘I hope they lose the podium’; Van der Poel to race Albstadt World Cup Sunday; Dries De Bondt kicked out of Belgium Tour for riding on footpath; Planckaert has surgery for broken collarbone after Belgium Tour crash; Tour of Utah announces 2017 stages; Video: Van Garderen post-stage interview; Teaser: UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup; Video: ORICA-Scott pre-Giro, stage 18; Video: Duel on Hellfire Pass; Philippe Gilbert stops for mid-stage photoshoot at the Belgium Tour.
Edward Planckaert (Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise) underwent surgery Thursday for a broken collarbone he suffered during the large crash in the final of the opening stage of the Baloise Belgium Tour.
A major crash in the opening stage sprint at the Baloise Belgium Tour.
“Edward had an operation this morning on the fracture of his left collarbone,” team manager Walter Planckaert said.
“In Knokke hospital it was first stated that no surgery would be required to repair the fracture, but after further medical examination and consultation with our medical staff it was decided he would have surgery today. Normally he would be on the trainer within five days but he will be inactive for a time.”
Edward Theuns (Trek Segafredo) was another rider who took the brunt of the crash, but he was able to start the second stage on Thursday.
“He suffered serious lacerations all over the body,” sport director Dirk Demol said. “Especially to his right shoulder where was hit hard.”
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