Keisse undergoes surgery on elbow injured in Paris-Roubaix crash

Iljo Keisse chases for Deceuninck-Quickstep

Iljo Keisse ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) has undergone successful surgery to repair a 'complex' fracture in his left elbow that he suffered in a crash at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday. The 36-year-old Belgian was riding in support of teammates Zdenek Stybar, Yves Lampaert and eventual winner Philippe Gilbert when he crashed into a traffic sign with 107km remaining in the 257km race. "I didn’t see the traffic furniture, which the rider in front of me avoided by 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," Keisse said in a statement released by his team. "I tried to get back, but I quickly realised that it wasn’t an option and my race was over, and knowing that I woouldn’t be there for my squad made me sad.” Keisse was taken from the ...

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