Horrillo injured in crash at Franco-Belge

The current season will be one to forget as soon as possible for Pedro Horrillo (Rabobank). During the first stage of the Circuit Franco-Belge, the Spanish rider had to quit the race after a very serious crash.

Horrillo smacked against the concrete after another rider came into contact with his rear wheel. Horrillo strained his right thumb and wrist severely. He was taken to hospital and will have to wear a special bandage for at least ten days.

Team director Frans Maassen said he doesn't expect Horrillo to ride again this season. It is the third time he had to abandon a race after a crash this year.

"It was pretty clear right away that it was serious," Maassen was quoted on the team's website. "It's really sad for Pedro. His whole season has been marked by bad luck."

Courtesy of Sabine Sunderland

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