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by Matt de Neef
June 19, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Simon Spilak wins the Tour de Suisse; Silvan Dillier wins the Route du Sud; Jose Goncalves victorious at Ster ZLM Toer; Rafal Majka climbs to overall victory at the Tour of Slovenia; Kyeongho Min takes out the Tour de Korea; Siutsou to miss Tour de France after breaking leg; Operacion Puerto athletes might never be named; How to avoid a crash; Tour de Korea theme song.
Kanstantsin Siutsou (Bahrain-Merida) will be forced to sit out the Tour de France after breaking his leg on stage 2 of the Tour of Slovenia. The Belarusian was taken to hospital for immediate surgery and faces a long period of recovery.
“After the return from the hospital team doctor Marjan Koršic informed us that Kanstantsin needed to be urgently operated,” a team statement read. “He has a complicated fracture of the left femoral bone. In the next few days, we will be able to give more information about the surgery [and a] prospective view for the future.
“Kanstantsin Siutsou’s injury will have consequences not only for this race but most of all for Tour de France. We wish Kanstantsin to recover soon and to return on the bike and races as soon as possible.”