The English rider Scott Thwaites (28) has Tuesday in a fall on training, multiple fractures in his spine sustained. The rider of Dimension Data went now with success under the knife. During that surgery his spinal column stabilized. There were no complications.
The South African WorldTourploeg expected to Thwaites, who in the fall no neurological damage or, in a few days the hospital will be allowed to leave. The Englishman won a no contest as a pro. Last Saturday he was in Milan-Sanremo 40th.
Dimension Data, the team of Serge Pauwels and Serge Vermote, knew this season all the necessary injuries. Among others, Mark Cavendish, Bernhard Avoid, Mekseb Debesay and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg ended up all in the barn.