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Melchers injured

Mirjam Melchers van Poppel (Buitenpoort-Flexpoint), who made her return to racing last week at the Euregio Ladies Tour, was injured in a crash on Thursday's stage three, which affected several riders. The crash in the closing kilometre to the finish in Aachen, Germany, occurred in rainy conditions.

According to an early statement by the Buitenpoort-Flexpoint team, Melchers van Poppel has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken hip, pelvis and jaw. Surgeons intended to operate as early as possible on her hip.

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