Short news roundup: Fernando Gaviria, Lotto-Soudal, Tom Dumoulin
Oct 09 2018 08:43 pm CET

Short news roundup: Fernando Gaviria, Lotto-Soudal, Tom Dumoulin
Short news roundup: Fernando Gaviria, Lotto-Soudal, Tom Dumoulin
Photo by ASO/Thomas MAHEUX

The short news of the day includes the injury Fernando Gaviria suffered at the Tour of Turkey, Lotto-Soudal's new General Manager and Tom Dumoulin's new personal project.

Fernando Gaviria breaks collarbone at Tour of Turkey

The Colombian sprinter of Quick-Step Floors hit the deck with four kilometres to go into the first stage of the Turkish race. It was immediately evident that the injuries were serious as he couldn't even hold the handlebars and he was taken to the local hospital after arriving to the finish line to undergo X-Rays.

The first tests revealed a clavicle fracture and the rider will travel to Belgium to undergo a further examination at the AZ Herentals Hospital, where it will be determined if he requires surgery. It is certain that this is the end of the season for Gaviria.

Lotto Soudal announces John Lelangue as General Manager

Lelangue has a vast experience in cycling as team manager of BMC Racing Team, as well as organiser of the World Championships of Doha Qatar 2016, assistant competition director at ASO Tour de France and Senior and Technical Advisor at the UCI.

Tom Dumoulin announces Tour de Dumoulin

The announcement by Dumoulin of a press conference caused a stir in the cycling world and a lot of rumours circulated about the subject of it. The conference turned out to be the news of the launching of his own cycling race that will take place in his hometown of Limburg, The Netherlands.

The first edition of the race will take place on the weekend after the World Championships of Yorkshire 2019. The cycle race will be for people of all ages to inspire the use of the bicycle in the region.




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