Verbrugghe and Gilbert injured

Rik Verbrugghe (Quick.Step) and Philippe Gilbert (Française des Jeux) were involved in an accident...

Rik Verbrugghe (Quick.Step) and Philippe Gilbert (Française des Jeux) were involved in an accident with a car while training in the Belgian Ardennes region in the south of the country on Wednesday. Verbrugghe broke the middle finger of his left hand, while Gilbert is reported to have injuries to his face.

"Normally there shouldn't be a problem at the Wallonian Classics for Rik," Quick.Step manager Patrick Lefevere said, although the rider also suffered a torn ligament. "Of course he will still feel some pain."

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