Boivin returns to action in Canada after season-threatening injury

Guillaume Boivin of Canada and Team Israel Cycling Academy stage 2 at Giro d'Italia

Canadian Guillaume Boivin ( Israel Cycling Academy ) will return to racing Friday at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec after facing down a three-month recovery from a fractured tibial plateau that could have ended his season and submarined his opportunities going forward. The 29-year-old crashed heavily on June 15 in the Belgian Classic Elfstedenronde while he was coming back through the race caravan and collided with a car. He was taken to a hospital where X-rays confirmed the fracture that would require surgery and long recovery, meaning a likely end to his season. The bad news was compounded by the fact that he was in the middle of contract negotiations for 2019. "It was very stressful," Boivin admitted. But Boivin bounced back more quickly than expected, and he'll line up Friday with his teammates in the first of two one-day WorldTour races in his home country. He'll also start ...

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