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De Gendt wins solo in Catalunya; the longest day at Cape Epic: Daily News Digest

by Caley Fretz

March 22, 2018

In today’s Daily News Digest: Elia Viviani wins Driedaasge de Panne; Thomas de Gendt wins solo in Catalunya; Canyon-Topeak and Investec Songo Specialized take wins at Cape Epic; The life and death of the Wolfpack Marathon Crash Race; CyclingTips Podcast: Driverless cars, Milan-San Remo, and a Tour de France tangent; Proper disc-brake bed-in; Scott Sunderland out of action due to new concussion; Funding for walking and cycling infrastructure falls short in Australia; Minali wins stage 4 of the Tour of Langkawi; UCI launches next phase in testing for hidden motors

Scott Sunderland out of action due to new concussion

by Shane Stokes

Already sidelined for three months due to a bad crash in last year’s Tour of China II, Scott Sunderland is on the out of action again with another concussion. The Australian sprinter crashed close to the end of Tuesday’s third stage of the Tour de Langkawi, clipping the wheel of another rider within five kilometres of the finish in Kuala Terengganu.

A social media post by the rider suggested possible bad back injuries, although tests later ruled this out.

“Scott sustained a head injury,” directeur sportif Neil Walker said, according to Eurosport. “There was talk about possible fractures to some of his vertebrae, but as far as we know from this morning’s report from the doctors that’s not the case. He is suffering from a concussion and there is a concern because of a crash he had in China.

“That is a bit of a concern so he won’t be continuing and we are trying to get him home as soon as possible.”

The Bennelong-SwissWellness rider is expected to undergo further checks in Kuala Lumpur, then travel back to Australia to continue his recovery. It is not yet clear when he will be back in action.

Click through to read more at Eurosport.

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