Surgery for Soler

Mauricio Soler's injuries from his crash in the Coppa Agostoni last month have turned out to be more...

Mauricio Soler's injuries from his crash in the Coppa Agostoni last month have turned out to be more serious than originally thought. He will under surgery later this week which will end his season.

It was originally reported that he had suffered only a badly bruised elbow. While that injury has cleared up, he also had a blow to the knee and has tendonitis in his right wrist. He will have microsurgery on the wrist this coming Friday in Milan to rebuild the cartilage, the team has announced.

The 24 year-old Colombian won a mountain stage in this year's Tour de France and took home the maillot blanc à pois rouges of best climber.

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