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Van den Brand operated on

Cyclo-crosser Daphny Van Den Brand has undergone an operation to her knee, which will require another four weeks of rest to heal. The Dutch national champion received surgery last Friday, May 5, in Herentals, Belgium. Van den Brand had been complaining of knee pain ever since the end of the last cyclo-cross season, in which she won 15 races, and could not train since. The nature of the injury could only be revealed last week.

"The doctors don't know how it happened," said Van den Brand. "Maybe I bumped into something. But the operation went well; now I have to rest most importantly. The doctor says that I definitely shouldn't ride a bike for at least four weeks."

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