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Drama for Van der Poel: European champion gives in Lokeren after a fall and the fear for an ankle fracture

Mathieu van der Poel has prematurely put an end to his Brico Cross in Lokeren. The Dutchman came early on in the race, fell and hurt himself on the ankle. Van der Poel tried to leave, but had to get off. Are only proved immediately to be very to swell.

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In the crash of a canal, Van der Poel poor down on his ankle, which is fully corrugated. The Dutchman tried to continue for a while, but it quickly became clear that that was not possible. Van der Poel had to give up and was met with a swollen ankle drained with the ambulance. The Dutchman was taken to the hospital in Sint-Niklaas for research.

There was feared an ankle fracture, but after the course had the team leader Christoph Roodhooft. “The doctor on the trail was a bit pessimistic, but the signals we receive are positive. It seems that the earlier in the direction of a strain or sprain than a fracture.”

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