Belgian sprinter Kenny Dehaes is expected to be out of competition for three to six weeks after breaking his hand on stage two of the Delta Tour Zeeland in The Netherlands. The Top sport Vlaanderen rider crashed in the stage finale on Saturday after tangling with Dutchman Bobbie Traksel (P3 Transfer - Batavus). Both riders were able to finish the stage, but Dehaes, winner of a stage at the Tour of Belgium was taken to hospital afterwards.
"At the hospital in The Netherlands we discovered he had a crack in his hand," team manager Christophe Sercu told Sporza. "He will have a further examination on Monday, but is already out for at least three weeks. Kenny is very disappointed. He missed the opportunity for a victory. This race was a big goal for him and for our team."