Vanthourenhout racing despite pain

Sven Vanthourenhout plans to race the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Tabor, Czech Republic, on Sunday despite continued pain in his hand and wrist. He broke his wrist and his scaphoid bone in a crash at the at the Grand Prix Olomouc earlier this season.

"It's not pain free, but it's good enough to start," said Vanthourenhout according to on the eve of the second World Cup of this season.

Vanthourenhout is working to put his injury behind him and concentrate on the rest of the season. He predicted a fast race on Sunday in Tabor.

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