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Kemmelberg crash victim to race again

French rider Jimmy Casper ( was one of the worst affected when several riders fell on the descent of the Kemmelberg during Gent-Wevelgem this spring. He has not raced since that fall which saw him take the brunt of the impact with his face.

This Sunday will mark the return to the peloton for the sprinter. He will line up in the Boekhoute Kermesse in Belgium according to his team.

"I have trained hard for the last few weeks and feel that I am ready to race again," Casper explained. "The injuries to my face have finally healed and the pain in my wrist has all but gone away. I am avoiding cobbles at the moment, but am trying to get my racing rhythm back. The Tour of Denmark begins in August and that will be my first real race back."

Casper's fall on the Kemmelberg resulted in the rider sustaining several fractures to his face, a torn tongue, a pierced sinus and a broken wrist. He also lost several teeth.

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