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Wrolich's season ends after Worlds crash

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
September 28, 2009, 8:40 BST,
Updated:
September 28, 2009, 10:27 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Monday, September 28, 2009
Race:
UCI Road World Championships
More bad luck for Austria's Peter Wrolich (Team Milram)

More bad luck for Austria's Peter Wrolich (Team Milram)

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Austrian out with shoulder dislocation and fracture

The men's World Championship road race came to an abrupt and early end for Austria's Peter Wrolich. A crash in one of the race's first corners sent him to hospital with a dislocated and fractured left shoulder; injuries that have now ended his season.

“A Russian slid in front of me and wiped me out,” the 35-year-old said on his website, peterwrolich.at. “In doing so I fell on my shoulder and suffered both a dislocation and fracture.”

Wrolich was immediately taken to hospital in Mendrisio, where he received treatment on his dislocated shoulder. On Monday he was scheduled to return to Austria for further examinations.

“This is all very bitter for me, since I was doing well and now have to end my season early,” he said.

It was the second disappointment of the season for the Milram rider. He was forced to leave the Tour de France early, when he was struck down by an intestinal infection

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