Stetina hopes for return to racing before season’s end after debilitating Pais Vasco crash

BMC Racing's Peter Stetina is starting to see the end of a long road to recovery after a dramatic crash during the finish of Pais Vasco's first stage on April 6 left him with broken ribs, tibia and patella. His progress report includes the removal of hardware once needed to hold his knee cap together, putting full weight on his injured right leg, and he will soon be strong enough to get back on his bike. All the signs indicate a possible return to racing before the end of the season.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.