Jan Bakelants hoping to return to training just two months after breaking back in Il Lombardia crash

Ag2r La Mondiale rider hoping to be back riding rollers in next few weeks

Jan Bakelants on stage 18 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

After breaking his back in a horrific crash at Il Lombardia in October, Jan Bakelants says that he hopes to be back on his bike soon, and be riding outside by the new year.

The Ag2r La Mondiale crashed over the barrier and into a ravine at the same corner as Laurens De Plus on the descent from the Muro di Sormano on October 7, breaking four vertebrae in his back as well as seven ribs.

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