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by Mark Zalewski
February 16, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Hermans wins Tour of Oman, stage 2; Valderde wins Ruta Del Sol opener; Gaviria wins first stage of Volta ao Algarve; Riders’ association protests disc brake usage without further safety measures; After a shining Tour performance, Pantano nurturing a big long-term goal; 2017 Paris-Roubaix to feature more cobbles than in 2016; No Cauberg finish for Amstel Gold Race in 2017; 2017 Women’s Tour to finish in London; Inga Thompson returning to cycling to advocate for the women’s peloton; Shane Perkins to race with Russia in bid for Tokyo 2020; Successful surgery for Chris Butler; Abu Dhabi Tour announces provisional start list; ‘One More Brew’ Garburn Winter Cyclocross.
Caja Rural-Seguros RGA’s Chris Butler crashed on the penultimate lap of the Clásica de Almería last Sunday and fractured his left elbow. The 28-year-old American underwent surgery at Clínica San Miguel located in Pamplona with doctors saying he should be able to start training again in six weeks.
“The surgery went well. Fortunately, it was only my arm so I hope to be back training and preparing for the next races soon,” said Butler.
“My spirit is good. Of course, this whole situation is very unfortunate but from now on, things can only get better”.
Butler joined the Spanish team after a year with the Israeli Cycling Academy Team in 2016.
The climbing specialist won a stage and the KOM jersey at the Tour de Hongrie last year.