Van Baarle forced to end season early

12 Sep 2018

Van Baarle forced to end season early

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Dylan van Baarle will look to rest and recuperate ahead of next season after being forced to end his 2018 campaign prematurely due to injury.

The Dutchman has undergone multiple scans since withdrawing from the Vuelta a Espana due to pain stemming from a crash immediately after the finish of stage 12.
 
The 26 year old has suffered a fracture in the right side of his pelvis, with the injury requiring complete rest and unfortunately ruling Van Baarle out of the upcoming world championships and the rest of the season.
 
Speaking to TeamSky.com, Van Baarle explained: "It is obviously not the way I wanted to end the season, but I’m trying to be positive and instead look ahead. My focus turns towards next season and soon I'll hopefully be both free of the pain and of the injury, so I can get ready for next year."
 
Team Sky Doctor Neil Heron added: "Dylan had a scan last night and another one repeated this morning. It confirmed a fracture in the right side of his pelvis, above the hip joint. This will require a period of complete rest over the next few weeks and then we will start to build up the strength in the leg and then reintroduce cycling activities. Unfortunately for Dylan this means his season is over."

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