Two more Soudal Quick-Step riders had to say goodbye to the World Tour race.

During an accident on stage 5 of Itzulia Basque Country, Soudal Quick-Step riders Mikel Landa and Gil Gelders were involved in a crash, forcing both to leave the race. Gelders was given medical attention on the spot and was treated for abrasions.

Mikel, runner-up at the Volta a Catalunya last month, was taken to the local hospital where X-rays revealed that he has suffered a fracture to his clavicle. He will now undergo further investigation to determine the best path for his recovery.

We wish both riders well.



Following further examinations, it was revealed that as well as the fracture to his right collarbone, Mikel Landa has suffered breaks to his 5th and 6th rib.

It has been decided that unless there are further complications, no operation will be required on his collarbone, and it will be allowed to heal conservatively.

He will be looked after by Dr Mikel Sanchez in Vitoria.


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