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Kelderman set for collarbone surgery after Catalunya crash

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Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb)

Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) finished 16th in the Paris-Nice time trial

Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) finished 16th in the Paris-Nice time trial (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Kelderman crosses the line on stage 4 of the Volta a Catalunya

Kelderman crosses the line on stage 4 of the Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)
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Wilco Kelderman rides with Nairo Quintana near the end of stage 9 at the Vuelta

Wilco Kelderman rides with Nairo Quintana near the end of stage 9 at the Vuelta (Image credit: Getty Images)

Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) is set for another spell on the sidelines after crashing out on stage 5 of the Volta a Catalunya. The Sunweb rider hit the deck as his team were chasing the day's early break, and medical checks later revealed that Kelderman has broken his left collarbone and suffered a neck vertebrae fracture.

Last spring Kelderman broke his right collarbone in a fall during Tirreno-Adriatico. He returned to racing later in the year but another fall in the Dutch national championships dislodged the plate in his shoulder and he was forced to skip the Tour de France as a result. He returned once more and finished tenth overall in the Vuelta a España.