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Van Impe fears early season end

Kevin van Impe of Team Quick.Step-Innergetic thinks he may have to put an early stop to his season because of knee problems. He injured this right knee in a training crash in Spain two months ago.

He tried to ride on Tuesday, he told Het Nieuwsblad. "I held it out for 20 minutes on the rollers," he said. "After 10 minutes the pain started. The knee is still infected.

"It would be fantastic if I could start in some races but I fear the worst. I'm afraid my season is already over," van Impe noted. "The doctor said I have to rest and have therapy on the knee. But in the meantime, the muscles in my right leg have become much smaller. It can make you crazy."

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