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Kleynen crashes

Steven Kleynen (Landbouwkrediet-Colango) has suffered a bad fall during the Regio Tour in Germany. The Belgian crashed on a descent at 70 km/h during Saturday's fourth stage to Bahlingen, hitting a flower pot. He lost consciousness and was helicoptered to hospital in Freiburg, where he was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder and double collarbone break. He will be operated on on Monday and will not race again this season.

Kleynen's teammate Steven Cummings also crashed on the same descent after puncturing, but was not seriously hurt. He will still be able to take part in the Tour de l'Avenir.