Finger surgery keeps Iljo Keisse out of Six Days of Ghent
Oct 16 2017 08:04 pm CET

Finger surgery keeps Iljo Keisse out of Six Days of Ghent
Finger surgery keeps Iljo Keisse out of Six Days of Ghent
Photo of Iljo Keisse © BrakeThrough Media

Quick-Step Floors has confirmed Iljo Keisse's absence from the Six Days of Ghent. The rider underwent a finger operation and will not be able to recover in time for the event.

Keisse had surgery last Friday to repair a tendon in his right little finger. The 34-year-old Belgian has to rest for 10 to 12 days before resuming training on the rollers and he will be able to return to competition in six to eight weeks.

"The season wasn’t over for me and the Six Days of Ghent was my last goal of the year, so to miss it is a major disappointment," said the rider. "Especially as I’ve been on the podium in the past five years and it’s my home race. It won’t be easy to watch it as a spectator."

The winner of the 2017 Omloop Mandel and Textielprijs Vichte has won the Belgian event six times. It will take place in his absence between the 14th and the 19th of November.
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