Yves Lampaert Update
Due to an injury, the 24-year-old will not start the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.
After Julien Vermote, who crashed in Milan-Sanremo and underwent surgery to his left knee, also Yves Lampaert will miss the cobbled Classics. Absent from last week's one-day races due to an injury at the right Achilles tendon, Yves was hoping to come back for the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, but unfortunately he will skip them, as there was no sign of the improvement the medical staff had hoped to see.
"I am sad, because the Classics were the top moment of the season for me. I could say that I was very unlucky this year, first crashing in Volta ao Algarve, and now this. It's not nice to watch these races on TV, especially when you are a Belgian rider, but I want to turn the page as soon as possible and keep my focus for my next goals, because the season is still long", said Yves, who will stay off the bike for two weeks, before resuming training.
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