Hodeg walking again after 'serious traffic accident'

LAGHI DI CANCANO ITALY OCTOBER 22 Start Alvaro Jose Hodeg Chagui of Colombia and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Team Presentation during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 18 a 207km stage from Pinzolo to Laghi di Cancano Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio 1945m girodiitalia Giro on October 22 2020 in Laghi di Cancano Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Alvaro Hodeg in 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Alvaro Hodeg was due to start out with a new squad, UAE Team Emirates, this season but a December crash put a halt to his plans, leaving him facing multiple surgeries.

The Colombian rider entered the WorldTour with QuickStep in the second half of 2018 and at the time of his signing with UAE Team Emirates, his first WorldTour team shift, Hodeg said he was looking ahead to the season with desire and ambition and a ‘similar feeling of excitement to when I first started riding bikes’. 

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