Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 19, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: In photo finish, Sagan snatches third stage win at 2016 Tour de France; Dowsett wins final stage TT, Wellens takes overall Poland; Mareczko wins in another sprint at Tour of Qinghai Lake; Trek: Mollema can continue to improve in the future; Successful back surgery for Theuns; Dombrowski extends with Cannondale-Drapac; New Irish ProContinental team for 2017; Judge tells driver who hit cyclist he’d now have to cycle to work; Tour de France, stage 16 recap; Tour de France, stage 15 on-board highlights; United States of Criterium: Tulsa Tough; Life on the Tour: CyclingTips 2016 Tour de France Vlog, part 3; Revealed – riders’ musical tastes; OBE Backstage Pace, stage 15; 360° video – Last kilometer at the Mont Ventoux; Winning can be dangerous

Successful back surgery for Theuns

by CyclingTips

Trek-Segafredo’s Edward Theuns had successful surgery on his back to stabilise a compressed fracture of the T12 vertebra. However the recovery time will mean missing the remainder of the season.

Edward Theuns (Trek Segafredo) was one of many riders to hit the tarmac on stage 11. Photo: Cor Vos

Edward Theuns (Trek Segafredo) was one of many riders to hit the tarmac on stage 11. Photo: Cor Vos

The 25-year-old crashed on a high-speed descent during the Tour de France time trial on Friday. He was airlifted to Ghent on Saturday and underwent surgery the next day.

“It is still too early to tell. A break in the spine will certainly take a few weeks of rehabilitation,” said team spokesman Tim Vanderjeugd.

“The rehabilitation will require time and there won’t be any question of cycling for a long time. It could well be that he doesn’t return to action any more this season, but it is still too early to make definitive decisions about it.”

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