Van Baarle returns to cobbled Classics for Dwars door Vlaanderen

Dylan van Baarle (Team Sky) crosses the line on stage 4 of the 2019 Herald Sun Tour

Team Sky 's Dylan van Baarle will make a return to the Belgian Classics at the Dwars door Vlaanderen one-day race in Belgium on Wednesday – a month to the day since breaking his hand at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. The Dutchman made a return to racing at the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali stage race in Italy last week – a race where the roads are considerably less severe than the famous cobbles of northern Europe. "When we were in the hospital and the doctor told me my hand was broken, in the back of my mind I was still thinking, 'Ah, maybe I can make it for Flanders,'" said Van Baarle on his team's website. "But I knew that, normally, if your hand is broken it should be at least six weeks out. "Thankfully, everything has gone really well. The surgeon did a really good job, and it ...

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