Team Sunweb’s Laurens ten Dam has fractured his left collarbone whilst racing in Surhuisterveen yesterday, following a collision with a rider on a corner. Laurens is unable to race Clasica San Sebastian and will be replaced by Edward Theuns.
Team Sunweb physician Anko Boelens said: “Laurens has fractured his left collarbone whilst racing yesterday. He will undergo surgery tomorrow to ensure the best outcome and the quickest recovery. Within a week we expect that he will be able to resume training on the rollers, and if all goes to plan he should be back racing within six weeks.
Laurens ten Dam said: “I’m of course really disappointed with the injury. I was looking forward to racing again at CSS after such a successful Tour, so it’s a shame to be taken out by such an injury. Now I’ll focus on my recovery before looking to get back on the bike.”