Fabio Felline was caught up in a freak solo crash in the neutral ahead of the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday and sustained a fracture at the base of the skull and broken nose.
« Fabio crashed with his face directly into the ground, » explained team physician Jens Hinder. « He sustained a broken nose and cuts to his face and the radiologists also found a fracture at the base of the skull. He needs further examination to determine if it is stable or unstable and this will determine what treatment is required for recovery. It is too early to know until he undergoes further tests. »
The recovery time from a skull fracture will be determined after Felline undergoes further examination and the team will send updates on his status when it is known.
Felline will be sidelined for the Ardennes Classics, unfortunate news after he had recently returned to top form after a lengthy battle fighting a virus.
Written by: Elke Weylandt