Fernando Gaviria injured during training
The Colombian – winner of eight races this season – will return to racing later than scheduled.
Two years ago, Fernando Gaviria sported for the first time the Quick-Step Floors jersey, as a stagiaire, at the RideLondon Classic, which he finished in eighth position. The spectacular one-day race, scheduled this season in one week's time, should have marked his return to action following a break which he took after completing his maiden Grand Tour, the Giro d'Italia, but unfortunately his comeback has now been delayed.
While training in Colombia for a high-speed sprint, just as he was preparing to launch his powerful acceleration, Fernando's left foot unclipped and the pedal hit his calf muscle, an incident resulting in a hematoma which required surgery, that the 22-year-old underwent on Wednesday afternoon, in Medellin.
Fernando Gaviria, who took four stages and the coveted maglia ciclamino at the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia, in May, will now have to rest for a few days, before returning to training and then traveling back to Europe in a couple of weeks. The Colombian's new racing schedule for the last part of the season will be decided and communicated in the upcoming weeks.
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