Dlamini gets back to racing 7 months after park ranger incident

Nicholas Dlamini
Nicholas Dlamini (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Nic Dlamini will get back to racing a week sooner than expected, riding on NTT Pro Cycling's squad at the Vuelta a Burgos after teammate Carlos Barbero suffered a broken hand in a crash during the team's training camp in Lucca last week. It will mark Dlamini's first race since the South African had his arm brutally broke by a park ranger near Cape Town.

Dlamini, 24, was training in December in the Silvermine section of the Table Mountain National Park near Cape Town when four SANParks rangers stopped him, claiming he had failed to pay a Conservation fee or show proof of activity permits when requested. One ranger grabbed him roughly and twisted his arm up behind his back, breaking his humerus bone in two.

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