Vakoc aiming to return to racing in February

Petr Vakoc (Quick-Step Floors)

Petr Vakoc is set to make his comeback in February after what will be more than a year on the sidelines due to a collision with a truck left him with serious spinal injuries. In a blog published by the Quick-Step Floors team, the Czech rider revealed he has set himself the target of returning to racing in exactly 100 days' time. Circulated on November 6, that would make the comeback date February 14, which is the day of the Tour de la Provence one-day race in France. However, the blog post is dated November 5, so there is a chance Vakoc could instead ride the Colombia Oro y Paz six-stage race, which starts on February 12. "I was hit by a truck and I am lucky to be alive. After three surgeries, months of rehabilitation and gradually increasing the training load it seems I might be able to come ...

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