Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Verdugo injured in training

Euskaltel's website reports Gorka Verdugo was taken down by a dog on a training ride earlier today, injuring his knee in the process.

As the fourth and final day of the Challenge Mallorca, the Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana, was called off due to adverse weather, members of the team headed out for a training ride on the Balearic Island. Having competed the last three days, Astarloza and Verdugo decided to take a shortcut towards the end to arrive at the hotel a little earlier than their team-mates. A dog allegedly jumped out of nowhere and took Verdugo down, and his right knee took the brunt of the crash. The 33-year-old's tumble resulted in a knee hematoma, and he'll therefore sit out the next few days of training as a measure of precaution.


Kristof said...

Hope it isn't to bad for him. Gorka Verdugo is a hero, the best domestic in the orange team, in fact one of the best domestics in the whole peleton.

Magnus said...

It's not likely to hamper him that much luckily!

Stephen said...

Interesting how these 'early season' races are now so much more important, the UCI points system now means that you can't take it easy in any race and only those fit enough to win take part. Pity the last race was cancelled, weird weather over there at the moment!

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