1.14.2015

Nooooo Alex Dowsett!!!! :(

Tirreno Adriatico 2013
I couldn't believe when checking my mobile I saw this on twitter:
"Movistar Team: We're sad to report @alexdowsett broke his collarbone yesterday on a training crash. Surgery likely tomorrow - http://po.st/Injury13Jan "

I was in a shop, talking with a friend and the news really touched me: noooo Alex!!! not now!!! I went quickly home and opened the link:
"Alex Dowsett and Movistar Team's hopes to take on a successful UCI Hour record attempt were seriously damaged yesterday as the Essex-based rider suffered a crash during a training ride on home roads. Pain in his right-hand shoulder forced Dowsett to be moved to a hospital nearby, where radiological examinations confirmed a fracture in his collarbone. 
The severity of Dowsett's fracture will require surgery, which the Briton will likely undergo on Thursday. A media day scheduled for Tuesday 20 at London's Lee Valley VeloPark, venue of the event on February 27, has been cancelled. In contrary, details on whether Dowsett's attempt will go on as planned or be postponed will be specified in the next few days, subject to medical examination after his surgery and Dowsett's own consideration."
Boomer!!! Alex is one of my favourite riders, I interviewed him a few times and find he's a good person, not only a good athlete, so the news made me very sad. I see he took it with his usual sense of humour though:
Alex Dowsett:
"Thanks for all the kind messages guys, far from ideal timing but will bounce back asap. May even ask the surgeons to take a couple of cm out of the other collarbone as well to make me Tom Dumoulin aero."
What can I say? get well soon! 

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