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Matthew Gilmore on the mend

Matthew Gilmore

Matthew Gilmore (Image credit: Luc Claessen)

By John Kenny

Matthew Gilmore's knee injury is not as serious as first thought and the Six-Day star could be back racing as early as November it was revealed today.

Cyclingnews reported that Gilmore broke his thighbone and kneecap in a race in Ninove last Thursday. The crash happened when he hit a pole early in the race. "Initially they thought that he had almost detached the kneecap," said ex-Six Day professional Tom Sawyer. "I spoke to Andrea [Gilmore's wife] last night and she said the knee is nowhere near as bad as they first thought."

Ex-world champion Gilmore could be in action as early as the Ghent six in November, "He's a champion, who has had 17-odd wins and has raced in around 220 Six-Dayers, so it would be great to see him back. I wish him a speedy recovery," said Sawyer.

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