TIAA-CREF rider Will Frischkorn sustained a broken hand in a crash in Saturday's stage 2 of the Tour de Picardie. He was able to finish the stage, but had to drop out of the race pending surgery.
Frischkorn's hand was operated on yesterday, and fortunately major surgery was not required. Doctors were able to manipulated the bone back onto place, and Frischkorn will have to wear a cast for the next two weeks. He hopes to return to racing at the Tour de Beauce, June 13-18.
According to TIAA-CREF manager Jon Vaughters, the crash happened in the closing metres of stage 2. "Will was positioned well in the top 10 going into the finish stretch of stage 2," saud Vaughters, "but crashed on the final 50 meters when another rider bumped wheels during the sprint and sent them both into the barricades."
Frischkorn had a fairly quiet early season, racing only at Redlands and Tour de Georgia, and was in France to use the Tour de Picardie to fine tune his form ahead of a busy schedule planned for June including the June 1 Captech Classic and the Tour de Beauce.