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Gent-Wevelgem injury list

Andreas Klier (T-Mobile)

Andreas Klier (T-Mobile) (Image credit: Sirotti)

Discovery Channel weren't the only team licking their wounds after yesterday's 67th edition of Gent-Wevelgem, with the race marred by numerous crashes as a result of the windy conditions and nervous racing. After 12 km, a big crash took out Fabrizio Guidi (Phonak), who broke his right wrist, and Tom Boonen (Quick.Step) and Roy Sentjens (Rabobank) were also involved. A subsequent crash ended Sean Sullivan (Barloworld) and Roger Hammond's (Discovery) hopes, with the former breaking his collarbone and the latter breaking his thumb, spraining his ankle and bruising his knee.

T-Mobile didn't come off well either, after team leader Andreas Klier crashed at km 120. The crash happened when Klier swerved onto the bike path on a narrow road, and was hit by a race moto. He was taken to hospital in Veurne, where he received three stitches to his knee and also suffered concussion.

"Andreas couldn't remember anything just after the crash," said T-Mobile's doctor Stefan Vogt, who accompanied Klier to hospital in Veurne, on "But, thankfully nothing is broken and he was able to check out of the clinic with us."

Klier is very doubtful for this Sunday's Paris-Roubaix. "It is too soon for a definitive decision", said Vogt, "But it is not looking good."