Broken hand leaves Team Sky's Kristoffer Halvorsen out of Tour Down Under
Jan 14 2018 09:05 pm CET

Broken hand leaves Team Sky's Kristoffer Halvorsen out of Tour Down Under
Broken hand leaves Team Sky's Kristoffer Halvorsen out of Tour Down Under
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Norwegian rider Kristoffer Halvorsen has broken a hand during his opening race with Team Sky. The rider hit the deck during the last meters of the People's Choice Classic in Adelaide, Australia.

The 21-year-old crashed against the barriers, taking down one publicity banner, but thankfully nobody else got tangled up in the incident. "Kristoffer was taken to hospital after the stage and, unfortunately, it's been confirmed that he has fractured a bone in his right hand, so he won't be able to race in the Tour Down Under," said Team Sky doctor Richard Usher after the stage.

"The next step will be to consult with the specialists and ensure we manage the injury properly."

The Tour Down Under was set to be the first WorldTour race of the Norwegian with his new team, after moving up from the Pro Continental level. "I'm disappointed for Kristoffer. He was really committed - there wasn’t much of a gap and it just closed a little bit too much. He’s young and he wanted to come out swinging and prove himself," said Sports Director Brett Lancaster to TeamSky.com.

"He's such a nice kid - he's got a really good head on his shoulders. It's really sad news that he won't be here for the Tour Down Under."




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