Vakoc could return to racing in 2019

Petr Vakoc (Quick-Step Floors)

Czech rider Petr Vakoč could make his return from injury to race with Quick-Step Floors in 2019, according to team boss Patrick Lefevere's comments in French sports newspaper L'Equipe . Vakoč was involved in an accident with a truck while training in the province of Mpumalanga, east of Johannesburg, South Africa, in January this year with Quick-Step teammates Bob Jungels and Laurens De Plus. While Jungels escaped injury , De Plus suffered a broken pelvis and sacrum – the latter connecting the base of the spine to the pelvis – and Vakoč broke several vertebrae, requiring a two-week stay in hospital in South Africa before the 26-year-old could return to his home in Prague. De Plus was able to return to competition at the Eschborn-Frankfurt one-day race at the start of May, before heading to the Tour of California. The Belgian was also part of the Quick-Step team that won ...

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