Crash and injury update

Joost Posthuma (Rabobank)

Joost Posthuma (Rabobank) (Image credit: Luc Claessen)

By Susan Westemeyer

Rabobank's Joost Posthuma was injured on Wednesday when he was hit by car whilst out training in Germany. Posthuma and the car collided when the cyclist wanted to make a left hand turn. He flew onto the hood of the car and into its windshield.

The Dutch rider was taken to the hospital in Enschede, Netherlands, and his team announced that afternoon that he had been diagnosed with "severe muscular bruises in both his right ankle and his left thigh." He will remain in the hospital overnight.

Milram's streak of injuries continued, as Elia Rigotto crashed just 12 kilometres into the Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen on Wednesday, breaking his collarbone. "Fortunately it's a clean break that probably won't need surgery," he said on He will return home to Italy on Thursday for further examinations and hopes to be back on the bike by early May. "My dream is to start at the Giro d'Italia," he revealed.

Andy Cappelle of Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner was one of the victims of the Kemmelberg in last week's Gent-Wevelgem. And as if a broken shoulder and elbow weren't enough, he has now been diagnosed with a break in his right hip bone.

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