De Panne crashes

The crashes and injuries that have plagued the peloton this season have continued in the Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde. Silence-Lotto's Leif Hoste ended the day with a bloody knee and pains in his back and ribs, but he told, "I will certainly start tomorrow".

Frédéric Amorison of Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner had less luck as he was taken to the hospital with a suspected broken collarbone.

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