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Iljo Keisse undergoes successful surgery [15-04-19 16:24 by staff] 

Iljo Keisse undergoes successful surgery

Our rider will return on the bike at the end of the month

15-Apr-2019: Involved in a nasty crash with 107 kilometers to go at Sundayís Paris-Roubaix, Iljo Keisse was taken to the Denain hospital immediately after the incident, where the scans showed a complex left elbow fracture. The 36-year-old was then transferred to the Herentals hospital, in Belgium, were last night he underwent surgery and had his arm put in a cast, which heíll have to wear for ten days, before slowly getting back on the bike with a brace.

Iljo, who rode his eighth consecutive Paris-Roubaix, talked of the crash in which he was involved just ahead of the infamous Arenberg sector: ďParis-Roubaix is one of the most beautiful races in the world, but itís beautiful only when you get through it without any crashes. Yesterday, I didnít see the traffic furniture, which the rider in front of my avoided for a question of millimeters at the last moment, and so I crashed big time, but luckily that yellow safety cushion softened the impact, otherwise it could have been worse. I tried to get back, but I quickly realised that it wasnít an option and my race was over, and knowing that I wonít be there for my squad made me sad.Ē

Instrumental in many of Deceuninck Ė Quick-Stepís victories this season, Keisse had a message for Philippe Gilbert, who finished off the teamís superb effort on Sunday, on the Roubaix velodrome: ďChapeau, Philippe! I always knew you could do it and Iím very happy for you! I was able to watch the final ten kilometers together with the team doctor, to whom Iím very grateful for having remained at my side at all times. I donít know when it will happen, but I canít wait to get back in the pack.Ē

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