4.08.2015

Scheldeprijs: Crashy (and Kristoff)

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In my opinion this sprint isn't valid: how can a race go on with half peloton on the ground?

PS
Lars van der Haar didn't crash: I asked him and he said he was already dropped 2 km to go. 

Team Sky DS Servais Knaven:
“Elia had a lot of pain in his arm and ribs, but that’s all we know at the moment. It was fortunate that none of our other riders were involved. It was a nasty crash and everything had been going well for us before it.
Obviously, it’s a shame for Elia, but the rest of the guys are in good shape for Paris-Roubaix on Sunday.

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The race was 200km long today and we’d planned to ride another 50km after it, but the delays with the crash caused meant that had to be cancelled. Instead, the riders are coming to my house, which is near the finish line, as they want to see the bike I won Roubaix on back in 2001, and my cobble stone trophy.
Hopefully that will give them some inspiration, and although we’re disappointed to lose Elia, we’re still looking forward to Sunday.” 

Bora-Argon DS Enrico Poitschke: 
“We just got out of the hospital. Both guys haven’t broken anything, which is good news after that hard crash. Shane is with the team now and he is OK so far. As it looks right now he’ll be able to line-up in Paris-Roubaix on Sunday. Sam will stay a night in the hospital for further observation. He is OK, but in pain. He fell on his head and he has a whiplash. Even though we are confident that he’ll be released shortly, we didn’t want to risk anything. That’s why we decided that Sam spends the night in the hospital.”
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