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Milram riders in crash

By Susan Westemeyer

A crash in the last few hundred metres of Wednesday's Dwars door Vlaanderen brought down a number of riders, including Peter Wrolich and Marcus Eichler of Team Milram.

Wrolich was the most seriously injured, coming out of it with a swollen shoulder. He is going to hospital today for further examinations, a team spokesman said.

Eichler was luckier. "The crash was directly in front of me. I couldn't avoid it and raced into the group at 60 km/h, without a chance to get around," he told Cyclingnews. "Fortunately, I wasn't injured, and just have a few scrapes, so that I can start Saturday in the E3 Prijs. A major injury before the April Classics would be devastating."