Login to VeloClub|Not a member?   Sign up now.

Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 20, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Valverde takes record fifth Flèche Wallonne with characteristic surge; Anna van der Breggen pulls a hattrick in Flèche Wallonne; Thomas leads 1-2 Sky finish in Tour of the Alps, taking over race lead; Durasek wins snow-shortened stage at Tour of Croatia and takes lead; From hip fracture to Ardennes Classics contention: Ashleigh Moolman Pasio’s fight back from injury; Leif Hoste wins appeal against fine in doping case; Terpstra resumes training; Cycling safety advocate killed in collision with vehicle; Full Cycle returns to Australian TV from tonight; Video: La Flèche Wallonne highlights; Video: Why is it so hot inside a velodrome?; Video: Cycling South America.

Terpstra resumes training

by CyclingTips

Dutchman Nikki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors) has resumed training following his crash at Paris-Roubaix that forced him to abandon the race.

What might have been had Terpstra’s steerer tube not broken? We’ll unfortunately never know. Photo: Cor Vos.

“There’s no more traces of blood [in the urine], so I can again pick up my training,” Terpstra told De Telegraaf.

The crash resulted in a bruised kidney, similar to the injury Philippe Gilbert suffered at Amstel Gold Race, but less severe so not requiring the lengthy recovery as the Belgian champion. Gilbert suffered a slight tear in his kidney and will have to be off the bike for two weeks.

The crash was a result of a failed part in the steerer tube on his Specialized bicycle. The company has since taken full responsibility saying the part was a pre-production model that should not have still been on his bicycle, but was there due to a miscommunication between the manufacturer and the team.

Specialized CEO Mike Sinyard personally apologised to Terpstra for the incident.

Click through to read more at De Telegraaf.

Comments are closed.

April 26, 2018
April 25, 2018
April 24, 2018
April 23, 2018