Riesebeek trades wheelchair for spin on rollers in comeback from fractured pelvis

Oscar Riesebeek (Alpecin-Fenix) finished second on stage 15 of the 2021 Giro d'Italia
Oscar Riesebeek (Alpecin-Fenix) finished second on stage 15 of the 2021 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

After three full weeks recovering from a pelvic fracture, Oscar Riesebeek was able to swap a wheelchair for crutches today. His Alpecin-Fenix team posted an update to social media, stating the Dutch rider has returned to riding on rollers, and was expected to return to an outdoor training programme in two weeks.

Riesebeek suffered the injury on October 1 during a Paris-Roubaix reconnaissance ride with the team when riding across a stretch of cobbles that morning. Heavy rains across Belgium that week wreaked havoc with mud covering many sectors of pavé, creating slick conditions.

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