Van der Hoorn still battling back from concussion, seven months on

 Taco van der Hoorn (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) hasn't raced since suffering a concussion in a crash at the Tour of Flanders in April
Taco van der Hoorn (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) hasn't raced since suffering a concussion in a crash at the Tour of Flanders in April (Image credit: Getty Images)

Taco van der Hoorn has outlined the frustration and long recovery process as he continues his fight back to health from a concussion suffered back in April.

The Dutchman crashed hard at the Tour of Flanders and hasn't raced since after being hit by a heavy concussion. Seven months on, he's still in the rehabilitation process and is still waiting to get back to 100%.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

 

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, and Demi Vollering.

 

As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

 

Season highlights from 2024 include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.