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Hulsmans breaks collarbone

After crashing during a training session, Quick.Step's Kevin Hulsmans has fractured his right collarbone. Hulsmans was out training between Nice and Monte Carlo along with World champion Tom Boonen when it happened.

"After two hours of training in the hills surrounding Monte Carlo we were riding the last few kilometres on the road that leads from Nice back to Monte Carlo at a speed of about 40 km/h," Boonen related. "All of a sudden a child on roller-skates shot out and crossed the road in front of us; Kevin fell in order to avoid colliding with the child."

Hulsmans was taken to Nice hospital where they diagnosed the fracture. The team’s medical staff have agreed that Hulsmans will be returning to Belgium on Thursday morning to receive further examination at the Herentals Clinic in order to determine whether surgery is required.

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