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by Mark Zalewski
March 17, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: British Cycling funding under threat; British Cycling board minutes illustrate desire for cover-up; Critérium du Dauphiné announces route, alternative Alpe d’Huez ascent; Démare says he has nothing to defend about Sanremo win; Vanmarcke on the mend, will miss Sanremo; Barguil out of Sanremo with ankle injury; Meares considered consulting Hoy over retirement; Iris Slappendel starts cycling clothing line; Driver charged after confrontation with cyclists caught on video; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour: The Garners; FWDSET: Movement; Pici Bici – The Collective // Matic.
Cannondale-Drapac’s Classics rider Sep Vanmarcke is recovering from a crash at Strade Bianche that resulted in a rib injury. He raced Tirreno but said he could not breathe fully and paid a visit to a physiotherapist.
“[The doctor] has performed no miracles, but he has treated me and given exercises to restore my ribs and intercostal muscles,” Vanmarcke told Sporza.
“I need to do the exercises every day. The pain will remain for a while, and I can not incur additional damage or make it worse by training or racing.”
As a result he will not race Milano-Sanremo Saturday in the hopes he can recover for the Belgian Classics.
“My body is telling me what it can and cannot do. It is day-by-day and hope it goes a little better every day.”
Click through to read more at Sporza.