Wilco Kelderman is set to return to racing at the Tour de Suisse next week, after making a full recovery from his crash at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya earlier this year that resulted in a neck vertebrae fracture and broken left collarbone.
“Wilco had his neck brace off over a month ago and immediately returned to training outdoors. Things have gone really well and he’s been able to get in a really good block of training. Now he’s on altitude camp and things continue to go well, so we can definitely say he is race ready for Tour de Suisse next week,” said Team Sunweb physician Camiel Aldershof.
Wilco said: “I look forward to being back in action racing and I’m very happy that I’m already back at this level. I’ve worked hard over the last two months to be in the best possible condition towards the upcoming races. It wasn’t always an ideal or nice process, but four weeks on the indoor trainer and a good plan from the team and my trainer brought me up to a decent level. Now we are on altitude camp for 2.5 weeks in Tenerife for the next step. After this, I’m looking forward to racing again with the boys.”