He loses a finger in a fall

He loses a finger in a fall

The young Gijs Leemreize (20), member of the Jumbo-Visma team, would have lost a finger during a fall at the Tour de Burgos on Tuesday.

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Gijs Leemreize was forced to forfeit following the accident.

The first stage of the Tour of Burgos on Tuesday marked the resumption of international professional cycling after several months of hiatus. But the euphoria was showered by a tragedy during the race.

The Dutchman Gijs Leemreize (20) was involved in a fall about fifty kilometers from the finish, was seriously injured in a hand and would have lost a finger, says Spanish television, broadcaster of the stage.

His team, Jumbo-Visma, has not yet confirmed the information but has communicated positively on the state of health of his young rider: “Gijs was taken to hospital, where he was successfully operated on by a plastic surgeon. Gijs is doing well given the circumstances. ”

Usual member of the development team, Leemreize had just signed a professional contract with the Dutch team. Because of the accident, he was forced to forfeit, just like the Colombian Sebastian Henao (Ineos).


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