Dolphin-Trek rider Rudi van Houts got some bad news after finishing the final round of the World Cup in Schladming. He managed to finish the race despite a crash that injured his knee during the race.
After finishing in 23rd place, he was transported to the hospital after finishing the race in 23rd place. Upon examination, he was sent straight to surgery to repair the damage.
Van Houts' injury follows a string of others to his teammates. Chris Jongewaard fractured his upper left arm in a crash at the Canberra World Cup, and Bart Brentjens recently underwent surgery for his broken wrist. Jongewaard is taking a few weeks off and Brentjens will return to competition at the Hondsrugclassic and his own Bart Brentjens Challenge on October 5 and 12.