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by Mark Zalewski
June 9, 2016
In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Aru solos to Dauphiné stage victory with late-race attack, Contador retains yellow; Brenton Jones wins Korea stage, takes over lead; Motorist runs down cyclists, killing five in Michigan; Stig Broeckx finally out of danger after motorbike impact; Recovered after losing kidney, Trixi Worrack will make her return to racing this weekend; Orica-AIS and Cervélo-Bigla on skipping WordTour events in pursuit of Olympic success; 2015 UCI annual report released; LottoNL-Jumbo names Tour long-list; WADA suspends Madrid laboratory accreditation; USA Cycling testing for motorized doping; Giant-Alpecin adding development program for 2017; Dauphiné stage 3 highlights; Behind the scenes with Team Giant-Alpecin; Bora-Argon 18 altitude training camp; Huff crosses the finish line in style
Hit by a motorbike in the Tour of Belgium on May 28th and in a coma ever since, Stig Broeckx appears to be finally out of danger. The Belgian rider was in a critical condition for almost two weeks after the impact, which was actually the second time he was hit by a race motorbike this year. Broeckx was also brought down in Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne in February.
His Lotto Soudal team has feared for his safety but stated on Wednesday that he is making some progress.
“Since his crash in the Tour of Belgium Stig Broeckx has been kept in an induced coma in the hospital of Aachen for the past eleven days to let him recover from the crash and the surgery he had to undergo last week,” it stated.
“That operation was intended to decrease the intracranial pressure. The intracranial pressure has been under control since the operation and the situation is no longer acutely life threatening.”
However the news is not yet the end of his battle. Broeckx’s future, including his professional career, is as yet uncertain and will only be determined at a later point.
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