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Glomser forced out by injuries

Gerrit Glomser (Volksbank)

Gerrit Glomser (Volksbank) (Image credit: Sirotti)

Gerrit Glomser gave it his best Tuesday in the Deutschland Tour's Queen stage, but he was unable to overcome his injuries from the previous day's crash, and had to drop out of the race after 96 km.

The 32-year old Austrian, who rides for the Professional Continental Team Volksbank, crashed into a cliff Monday, suffering a broken rib and multiple bruises and scrapes on his shoulder, hand, abdomen, knee and heel.

"Having to stop was not a surprise," he said. "I was terribly nauseous and had a lot of pain, especially in my chest. It just didn't make any sense to continue the race under these circumstances." Glomser will now head home to recover and prepare for his next race. "I have another big goal this season, to participate in the World's."

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