Remco Evenepoel to stay off the bike longer to complete recovery
Jan 20 2021 05:35 am CET

Remco Evenepoel to stay off the bike longer to complete recovery
Remco Evenepoel to stay off the bike longer to complete recovery
Photo of Remco Evenepoel (c) Wout Beel

Deceunininck-Quick-Step's Remco Evenepoel is set to remain off the bike for a little longer to give his body the time to heal completely.

The Belgian rider suffered a heavy crash during the 2020 edition of Il Lombardia from which he ended with a fractured pelvis and a right lung contusion. The rider was set to start training soon but tests have shown that he has to stop riding for a bit longer.

"As part of his continued rehabilitation process, Remco Evenepoel underwent a scan on Monday in order to assess the progress of the injuries which he incurred as a result of his crash while competing in last August's Il Lombardia," said a statement from Deceuninck-Quick-Step.

"Upon assessment of the scan results, it has been decided that Remco will take a further short period of recuperation and rehabilitation before returning to on-bike training. While the scan revealed no further damage to his pelvis, the decision has been made in order to allow his injuries further time in which to fully heal. The Deceuninck – Quick-Step management and medical team will continue to assess his progress and work with Remco to ensure that he can return to training and racing at the best moment possible."




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