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Mirjam Melchers begins long recovery

By:
Alan Messenger
Published:
September 13, 2006, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:28 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for September 13, 2006

Mirjam Melchers (Buitenpoort-Flexpoint) has begun rehabilitation after her serious crash of the...

Mirjam Melchers (Buitenpoort-Flexpoint) has begun rehabilitation after her serious crash of the Euregio Tour and will undergo an operation today to insert a plate in her pelvis. Melchers sustained a broken pelvis, hip, jaw and thigh on a descent on stage 3.

"Hopefully she will heal quickly after this major operation," said Melchers' team manager and husband Jean Paul Van Poppel. "She must spend a considerable amount of time lying flat to recover and that will be difficult for an enthusiastic and driven sportswoman like Mirjam."

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