Gesink needs surgery after training crash

Sun, 18 Sep 21:34:00 2011

Dutchman Robert Gesink could miss the rest of the season after fracturing his right leg in a training crash on Sunday, his Rabobank team said.

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A team spokesman said Gesink had been taken to hospital in Doetinchem and will undergo surgery on Monday after suffering a "fracture to his upper right leg."

The injury will be a huge blow for the Dutchman as he was one of the favourites for next month's Giro di Lombardia.

The 25-year-old, who was sixth overall in the 2010 Tour de France and also won last year's inaugural Grand Prix de Montreal, will now definitely miss this week's world championships in Copenhagen.

Reuters

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