3.31.2014

Ian Stannard out Ronde and Roubaix

In Gent-Wevelgem he crashed bad and went to the hospital. That's what they found out. Sad! :(
Team Sky doctor said: 
 “Ian has a fracture in one of his vertebrae as a result of his fall. The fracture is stable and he will undergo a review with a UK-based neurosurgeon this week, as well as having an MR scan. That should allow us to find out more information following his CT scan.”
Ian Stannard said:
“I won’t know how long I’m out for until we speak to the specialist, but it’s not going to be in time for the Flanders or Roubaix
You can’t rush and injury like this and I’ve just got to rest up now. Once I’ve spoken to the specialist I’ll have a better idea of what I can and can’t do, and then I’ll be able to focus on my recovery.
I’m gutted not to be riding in those races and it’s going to be really hard to watch them on TV. To be honest, I haven’t had time to really think about it yet because it’s been pretty painful 24 hours.
They are only bike races at the end of the day - and there’ll be plenty more chances to ride them in the future.
Someone came across the road in front of me from the right and their rear derailleur got caught in my spokes. I thought I’d got control of it but then they looked around to see who they’d hit and that flicked my bike again and I went straight into the ditch.
That was the first time I’ve ever had to stay in hospital overnight, and hopefully the last time as well.”
On twitter:
Team Sky
"We're sad to announce will miss and after his crash at Gent-Wevelgem."
Juan Antonio Flecha tweeted:

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