Bart Brentjens' participation at the UCI's Marathon World Championships this weekend is in question. The Dutch rider broke the head of a metacarpal bone in his right hand after crashing while training in the Belgian Ardennes. The Team Dolphin rider crashed on a descent when his front wheel suddenly slipped away.
Brentjens received treatment and a brace at the Geldrop hospital in The Netherlands, and his bike is being repaired. "But only he can decide whether or not he's able to ride on Sunday." said team manager Ralf van Heugten.
Hoping fill in a gap in his impressive collection of titles, Brentjens had hoped to contest for a win in Verviers. He's previously finished second and third at the marathon worlds.
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