Short news roundup: Vincenzo Nibali, Tom Devriendt, Matvey Mamykin, Chris Horner, Laurens ten Dam
Aug 01 2018 05:29 am CET

Short news roundup: Vincenzo Nibali, Tom Devriendt, Matvey Mamykin, Chris Horner, Laurens ten Dam
Short news roundup: Vincenzo Nibali, Tom Devriendt, Matvey Mamykin, Chris Horner, Laurens ten Dam
Photo by ASO/Alex BROADWAY

Today's short news roundup includes Vincenzo Nibali's surgery, Tom Devriendt's contract extension, Matvey Mamykin's contract rescission, Chris Horner's upcoming race and Laurens ten Dam's crash.

Vincenzo Nibali successfully undergoes surgery

The Italian rider of Bahrain-Merida has undergone surgery to fix the fracture he suffered in the tenth vertebra at the 12th stage of the Tour de France. "Vincenzo Nibali underwent percutaneous bilateral vertebroplasty surgery of the 10th thoracic vertebra," commented Team Doctor Emilio Magni. "It consisted of the injection of biocompatible cement into the body of the vertebra."

Nibali will be out of the hospital the next day and in a few days, he is expected to start training on a static bike.

Tom Devriendt extends contract with Wanty Groupe-Gobert

The Belgian rider has extended the contract with Wanty-Groupe Gobert for two more years. The rider's palmares includes victories at the Omloop van het Houtland Lichtervelde and Dwars Door De Antwerpse Kempen in 2017 and in the current season he finished 30th at the Tour of Flanders.

Devriendt joined the formation in 2015 and he will at least stay until the end of 2020.

Matvey Mamykin finishes adventure with Burgos-BH

The Spanish team has agreed to cease the contract of the Russian rider after a year in which he hasn't been able to fully recover of the crash he suffered at the 2017 Vuelta a España, Spanish site Zikloland reports.

Mamykin, who finished third in the 2015 Tour de l'Avenir, had a crash during the 19th stage of the Spanish grand tour and broke his pelvis, an injury that has caused him problems throughout the entire season. He has not been able to finish any of the races in which he has started in 2018: the Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana, the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, the Vuelta a Castilla y León, and the Vuelta a Asturias.

Chris Horner to start in the Vuelta a Colombia

The American, who is the oldest rider to win the Vuelta a España at 41, will start in the Colombian race that will take place from the 5th to the 19th of August.

The 46-year-old will start in the race with his current formation Team Illuminate. Other Vuelta a España champions to start in the competition include Nairo Quintana, Aitor Gonzalez, Pedro Delgado and Luis Herrera.

Collarbone fracture for Laurens ten Dam(Updated)

The rider of Sunweb took part at the Criterium of Surhuisterveen, in the Netherlands, in which he crashed against the fences and had to be taken to the hospital with pain in his shoulder and collarbone.

Ten Dam has confirmed through social media that suffered a fracture of his collarbone. He will miss the Clasica San Sebastian.

The race had to be stopped for a moment but was later resumed. Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) took the victory while Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) finished in the second and third position, respectively.




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