Injury Update: Dries Devenyns and Tom Boonen
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Dries Devenyns had surgery on his left radial bone at the hospital of Herentals on Wednesday, after suffering a complicated fracture as a result of a crash during the first stage of Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco on Monday.
Devenyns must wear a cast for three weeks, and then the medical staff will make another evaluation to determine the progress of his recovery.
"I would like to thank the hospital and medical staff for their professionalism," Devenyns said. "Unfortunately the fracture was complicated and I have to wear a cast for a few weeks. It's really a shame, I was in good condition and ready for the Ardenne classics. There's nothing I can do now, only recover and try to be ready as soon as possible."
Also, Tom Boonen was diagnosed with a fracture to the 10th rib of the left hemitorax, in addition to the injuries already known after his unfortunate crash at the Ronde on Sunday. He felt pain in the area since Tuesday and this morning X-rays at Herentals underlined a fracture.