Biking: Lotto Soudal optimistic on Thijssen after horror crash

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(Information) – Lotto Soudal are optimistic that rider Gerben Thijssen will get well from a horrific crash on the Ghent Six Day that noticed him undergo three small mind haemorrhages.

The 21-year-old Belgian additionally broke his collarbone and three ribs when he crashed on the ultimate lap of the supersprint after contact with Danish rider Oliver Wulff Frederiksen.

Lotto Soudal mentioned Thijssen was in secure situation in intensive care on the UZ Hospital in Ghent.

“Fortuitously there may be some slight optimism,” the workforce mentioned on Twitter. “Lower than 18 hours after his horrible crash, Gerben was capable of have a small dialog together with his household.”

Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Modifying by Peter Rutherford