Sven Vanthourenhout was another rider to suffer misfortune in last weekend's Superprestige 'cross in Gavere. A fall left him with no fractures but some swelling as a result of ligament damage meant he was sore on Monday morning.
"Only the capsule around the bones and joints of my wrist are damaged," the Sunweb rider told Sporza.be. "And because the ligaments are concerned, my right hand is swollen." Vanthourenhout added that, "I can continue to train, but for two practice sessions I'll wear a protective brace."
It's not been a good season for the Belgian thus far - he remains in the lower realms of the Superprestige series but is fairing better in the world cup standings, lying in 17th after three rounds. His injuries may hamper him a little physically, although he explained that, "My program remains unchanged. Next Sunday I'll ride in Hamme-Zogge, then I'll ride two races per weekend, starting with Koksijde and Gieten."