Niki Terpstra sets 'realistic goals' of Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix after horror crash

The Dutchman joined Total Direct Energie at a training camp as he continues his recovery

Niki Terpstra (Getty/Instagram)

Niki Terpstra has set himself the "realistic goals" of racing the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix after a horror crash during training in mid-June.

The Dutchman suffered a collapsed lung, broken ribs and collarbone and a concussion after geese walked out in front of him while he was doing high-speed motor-pacing in the Netherlands.

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