Frank Vandenbroucke (Acqua & Sapone Caffè Mokambo) was diagnosed with an injury to his left knee after visiting several specialists in Belgium. He sought help after ongoing knee pain prevented him from increasing his training workload. This week, he will undergo surgery at the Clinica Poggio del Sole. After a short period of rest, rehabilitation will begin. He hopes to resume training in February without significant consequences to his season.
"Since the Giro dell'Emilia, my knee has bothered me, and consequently, I have not been able to find my condition," said Vandenbroucke. "The positive side of things is that I have found out the problem that has kept me from training as I wanted for four months. I hope to soon recover my form and conditioning."