Piccolo Lombardia crash leaves Edo Maas with paraplegia
Oct 17 2019 11:23 pm CET

Piccolo Lombardia crash leaves Edo Maas with paraplegia
Piccolo Lombardia crash leaves Edo Maas with paraplegia
Team Sunweb © Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

Team Sunweb's Edo Maas is still recovering from the injuries he suffered at a heavy crash at the Piccolo Lombardia, but he has been diagnosed with paraplegia.

The 19-year-old crashed on a descent of the Italian event against a car that entered the circuit of the race and was taken immediately to the hospital in Milano where he has remained since. The fractures of his back and the injuries on his face have required multiple surgeries over the last week and they have been successful.

"Edo is currently processing the diagnosis that the fracture in his back has led to paraplegia, a loss of nerve feeling in his legs," said Sunweb through a statement. "At this moment it remains unlikely that functionality in his legs will ever return, but fighting power and hope prevails.

"Whilst this won’t undo this devastating tragedy, we once again call upon our governing body (UCI), to prioritise all of their time and resources on securing and ensuring the implementation of safe race conditions for teams and their riders."







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