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Iljo Keisse went successfully under the knife after his heavy crash in Paris-Roubaix

Iljo Keisse after his serious fall Sunday in Paris-Roubaix surgery on the linkerelleboog. The surgery was Sunday night place in the hospital of Herentals and was a success, as his team Deceuninck-Quick.Step know.

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The arm of Keisse was in the plaster placed. That he must have ten days of wear. Then he may gently resume. For Keisse it was his eighth consecutive participation in the Helleklassieker there is one to quickly forget. He fell short for the infamous cobblestones of Arenberg, on more than 100 km from the finish, when he hits a speed bump popped.

“Paris-Roubaix is one of the most beautiful matches, but only if you are there without falling through,” says Gentenaar. “Yesterday I saw the speed bump is not. The rider in front of me dodged that but at the very last moment with only a few millimeters. I crashed heavily but fortunately caught the yellow protective cushion the blow partly on, else had it much worse. I tried it but realized immediately that it was not an option and my game was over. The realization that the team is not on me could count, they voted me sad.”

Eventually, Philippe Gilbert or a team mate Keisse triumph in the velodrome of Roubaix. (belga)

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