Coenen faces surgery for brain tumor

Belgian mountain biker Davy Coenen was scheduled undergo surgery this week for a malignant brain tumor. The surgery was set for February 19, and will be followed by several days in intensive care.

The 28-year-old faces a long rehabilitation, in which he must relearn to keep his balance.

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.