Kris Boeckmans: I'm not afraid to be back on the bike

Six months after his crash at the Vuelta a España, Kris Boeckmans is almost ready to return to racing and insists he's not afraid to be back riding

Kris Boeckmans at the 2015 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

For many riders, getting back on the bike after a big crash is one of the toughest parts of recovery, but Lotto-Soudal's Kris Boeckmans insists he's not afraid of riding again after his accident at the Vuelta a España.

Six months on from the crash, which left him in a coma for several days, Boeckmans is still not quite ready to return to racing, but is stepping up his training to ensure he's not out for too much longer.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.