Marco Frigo: Marco Frigo crashed at the Giro dell’Appennino and sustained a non-displaced left radius fracture. Fortunately, no surgery is required and the fracture will be stabalized with a cast for the next 4-6 weeks. Marco has resumed training on the rollers this week and will have regular scans to monitor his recovery. Unfortunately, the injury will rule Marco out of the Giro d’Italia Giovani U23.
“Sadly, together with the team, we have decided that I will not start the Giro U23 this Saturday. In the last few days, I haven’t given up, and have been working with the physio and training on the home trainer. I saw things getting better and I was positive but the recovery of the fracture is the priority and I know it is better to let it recover fully so I can restart my season at 100%. To start the Giro not in top shape physically and mentally and risk not finishing the race would be even worse. I’m disappointed because we invested a lot of time and energy preparing for the race and my feelings were good. Luckily or unluckily, I have a bit of experience in restarting from injury, so we’ll make the best out of it.”
Itamar Einhorn: Itamar Einhorn crashed at Heistse Pijl and a MRI conducted yesterday confirmed a partial tear of his medial collateral ligament in the left knee. Fortunately, the recovery should be fast and Itamar is expected to return to racing in approximately two weeks’ time.