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Boom replaces Terpstra in 2012 London Olympic time trial

By:
Cycling News
Published:
July 17, 2012, 12:50 BST,
Updated:
July 17, 2012, 15:25 BST
Edition:
Third Edition Cycling News, Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Race:
2012 Olympic Games, Olympic Men's Individual Time Trial
Niki Terpstra celebrates on the podium

Niki Terpstra celebrates on the podium

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Dutch rider will still ride road race

Lars Boom will ride the 2012 London Olympic time trial instead of Niki Terpstra, who is still suffering form an injury suffered in the Tour of Poland. Terpstra will still ride the road race.

Terpstra abandoned the Tour of Poland after crashing on a wet corner in the first stage. He suffered a deep gash to his knee and an injury to his shoulder, but x-rays proved negative.

“Niki, after his fall in Poland, was too bothered by his injury in the time trial position,” said national coach Leo van Vliet on the Dutch cycling federation's website. “Despite a customized programme, which was drawn up after his crash, he has not a good preparation for the time trial bike.

“Boom is a good substitute. Last month the two men showed similar performances in the time trials.” Boom finished second in the national championship in June, with Terpstra third.

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