Young Swiss cyclo-cross rider burdened with leukaemia
By Brecht Decaluwé
After the cyclo-cross world championships in Hooglede-Gits Swiss U23 champion Yves Corminboeuf found out he suffered a form of leukaemia. Corminboeuf abandoned the race in Belgium after a crash and felt extremely tired since then. The 21 year-old was brought over to intensive care on February 9 and chemotherapy was started immediately in a hospital near Lausanne.
The Belgian soigneuse of the Swiss national team Leen Hernalsteen informed the - mostly Belgian - cyclo-cross world about the situation of the triple Swiss U23 champion. Fidea manager Hans Van Kasteren provided her with a jersey of his world champion Erwin Vervecken, a jersey which has been signed by all riders in the Superprestige race in Vorselaar. "He will find it fantastic to notice his idols want to do something like this for him," the Belgian soigneuse said to Cyclingnews. The jersey will be handed over to Corminboeuf in Lausanne as soon as possible.
Spectators of cycling races might have noticed the Flemish flags along the road. The organisation behind this exposure 'Vlaanderen Vlagt' has decided to offer the main part of their sales on Sunday in Oostmalle to a benefit fund for the Swiss rider.
It is possible to send support mail to Yves Corminboeuf through this e-mail address: email@example.com