It's the Ides of March, meaning we're nearing the heigth of our classics campaign. Unfortunately, some riders have been ruled out for the next weeks with due to injury. On the bright side, Silvan Dillier (recovered from a pelvis fracture) and Alexander Krieger (recovered from covid) have already returned to racing and our list of race-ready riders is growing again!
Lionel Taminiaux: has recovered from his collarbone fracture sustained at the Tour of Antalya and has been selected for his first race in over a month, Milano-Torino.
Oscar Riesebeek: recovering from a covid infection. He’s doing better each day and training is going well. He will most likely return to competition at the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali.
Sjoerd Bax: continues working on his rehabilitation of his knee injury and is making progress.
Edward Anderson: has been diagnosed with glandular fever (EBV) and needs 3-4 weeks of rest. His US gravel and MTB race schedule will be adjusted.
Samuel Gaze: has been diagnosed with prepatellar friction syndrome and will be undergoing surgery on both knees this week. Sadly, he will miss the opening World Cup race in Brazil next month as he faces a multiweek rehabilitation.
Jasper Philipsen: had to leave Paris-Nice due to illness (bronchitis). His situation has improved, and the wounds on his left hip sustained in a crash on stage two have also healed. He should be able to ride Milano-Sanremo this Saturday.
Kristian Sbaragli: had to leave Paris-Nice due to illness (bronchitis) but has been feeling better soon after a couple of days of rest. He will ride Milano-Torino tomorrow.
Jonas Rickaert: had to leave Paris-Nice after experiencing a numb feeling and a loss of strength in his left leg. Medical examinations were reassuring, but in the meantime, he also developed bronchitis. After a few days of recovering, he has resumed training on the bike today. The Bredene Koksijde Classic will come too soon for the lead-out man, as he aims to build up his training again.
Jay Vine: had to leave Paris-Nice with flu like symptoms, which kept him off the bike for a few days after the race.
Alex Bogna: his knee injury is almost a thing of the past. “I’ve just finished 5 weeks of training with no issues and will head into the next block next week”, says our 2021 Zwift Academy winner.