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by Shane Stokes
May 12, 2017
In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Dillier wins Giro d’Italia stage 6 from the breakaway; Thomas outmanoeuvres bigger names to win stage 3 of the Four Days of Dunkirk; Pöstlberger ‘proved he is more than a one-hit wonder’; Phinney returns to racing following concussion; Talansky – ‘I would love to be able to pull off a great result’ at Amgen Tour of California; ‘Several severe injuries’ for Frison; Stig Broeckx continues to make progress; Proposals to make cycling part of the driver licence process; Illinois woman charged with attempted murder of former police officer in road rage incident; We want to hear your feedback! Please take the CyclingTips reader survey; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 5 post race; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 6 Pre Race; Video: Jan Ullrich – 20 Years Tour de France GC victory; Video: why barriers exist at train crossings
Lotto-Soudal has confirmed that its rider Frederik Frison has suffered complicated injuries as a result of his crash in the Four Days of Dunkirk on Tuesday.
“Further tests yesterday evening and this morning showed that Frederik doesn’t only have a fractured pelvis. He has several severe injuries,” it said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Frederik has multiple pelvic fractures and it will take time and a lot of rest for this to heal. New scans showed that his chest intercepted a big part of the crash. On the left, Frederik has three broken ribs and two fractures to the transverse process on his vertebrae. Further examination also showed he has a small pneumothorax. Frederik doesn’t need to undergo surgery.”
Belgian rider Frison is 24 years of age and first started racing with the team in 2015 as a stagiaire. He turned professional the following year.