Sabatini calls it a season
A hand injury will keep the Italian out from the last events of the year.
Fabio Sabatini will not race anymore this season, after picking up an injury while out training. The 32-year-old hit the mirror of a stationary bike, an incident which unfortunately resulted in a fracture on the metacarpal head 5 of his right hand. Fabio, who this year was again instrumental in many of the victories collected by Quick-Step Floors, will have to observe a resting period of up to four weeks before returning to training.
"I'm sad, because this is not the way I wanted to end my season and I was still motivated to help the team in the few races left this year, but I have to take things as they are. On the plus side, there's no need of surgery, which means I'll be fully recovered by December, when we will kick off our training camp", said Sabatini, whose last outing in the Quick-Step Floors jersey was at the Primus Classic.
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