While Ramon Sinkeldam and Frederik Ludvigsson have returned to racing after their training accident, four Giant-Alpecin riders remain out with injury
Sinkeldam, 27, suffered a broken shoulder when he and five teammates were mown down by a motorist driving at speed on the wrong side of the road in Calpe, Spain, but is back racing at Tirreno-Adriatico.
Some of his teammates are not so lucky, however – still sidelined with their injuries for the foreseeable future and Sinkeldam
“It’s far from over. I’m back, most riders are not,” he said after stage two in Tirreno, quoted by Het Nieuwsblad.
“It goes well with me. I’m glad I’m back. It’s not that I have a lot of fear – only in the descents, as we go very fast so are you more alert.
“The shoulder has recovered, but there remain a few nagging minor problems.”
Warren Barguil, who suffered a fractured wrist in the crash, is set to return at the Tour of the Basque Country, with Fredrik Ludvigsson (cuts and bruises) returning at the Ruta del Sol in February.
Max Walscheid (broken leg) and Chad Haga (eyesocket fractures) remain sidelined indefinitely.
“The worst is over,” said Sinkeldam. “But it’s not all over.