Terpstra out for three months after serious motor pacing crash

Niki Terpstra in action at the 2020 Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
Niki Terpstra in action at the 2020 Vuelta a Andalucía (Image credit: Getty Images)

Niki Terpstra's Total Direct Énergie team have confirmed that the Dutchman will be out of action for up to three months and so likely miss the Tour de France due to the serious injuries he sustained in a motor-pacing crash on Tuesday

According to a report by Dutch television channel NOS, Terpstra swerved to avoid geese while motor-pacing at speed; he then hit a rock and crashed. He was transported by helicopter to hospital where doctors confirmed he has a collapsed lung, a concussion, and fractured ribs and a collarbone.

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