1.21.2015

Tour Down Under Stage 2: Flakemore in Break-away... then Breaks Collarbone (and results)

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Part of a three-man breakaway with Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) and Cameron Meyer (ORICA-GreenEDGE) for more than 120 kilometers of the 150.5-km race, he crashed and broke his left collarbone while riding back to the team hotel. BMC doctor says Flakemore will undergo surgery Thursday in Adelaide.

Campbel Flakemore:
"We were going pretty quickly – maybe 55 or 60 kilometers an hour. It was a left-hand turn and on the shoulder there was gravel or I maybe hit a bit of a groove. The next thing I knew I was on the ground. As soon as I got up, I knew something in my shoulder or collarbone was pretty bad."

BMC Racing Team's Dr. Scott Major: 
"It was a clean break in the middle part of the clavicle, which is the best place for a fracture to occu. It is also most amenable to fixing it surgically."

Cadel Evans:
"As Campbell showed in the national championships and as he showed today, he is a fantastic guy for the race. Just to get in that (breakaway) move was really clever and observant. He was really showing his maturity and looks like a rider to me who has the capabilities to utilize his physical potential, hich is a pretty rare combination. It is really unlucky for him after what he did today and in the national championships. I was just thinking after the race what a good job he is doing."

Sport Director Fabio Baldato:
"It is a big loss because we saw today and yesterday that Campbell was one of the strongest riders.  He is a great teammate and a great worker. The other guys are really upset about what happened. Now we will need to be more attentive. But we still have five strong riders next to Cadel."

RESULTS
1 Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team 3:42:24  
2 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge  
3 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
4 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
6 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
7 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky  
8 Niccolò Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
9 Nathan Haas (Aus) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
10 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
GC
1 Jack Bobridge (Aus) UniSA-Australia 6:41:55  
2 Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:03  
3 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team 0:00:04  
4 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge 0:00:07  
5 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:09  
6 Niccolò Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:13  
7 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
8 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
9 Nathan Haas (Aus) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team  
10 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team


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