BMC Racing Team Rider Medical Update8. August 2016, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
In the interest of increasing communication around the health and fitness of BMC Racing Team’s riders, the team will release a regular update from Chief Medical Officer Dr. Max Testa on all rider injuries and illnesses. The update below concerns three of BMC Racing Team’s riders.
“Richie sustained a fractured right scapular and multiple contusions in a crash in the Rio 2016 road race. He was taken for observation and X-Rays at Vitoria Hospital in Barra and will now return home for rest and recovery. At this stage no surgery is required as the fracture will heal with time. Richie will need a minimum of ten days off the bike, following which he can train on the rollers before working his way up to training on the road. He should be able to train normally in four to six weeks.”
“Floris sustained a fractured left collarbone in a crash during the warm up for the Team Time Trial at Vuelta a Burgos. He underwent successful surgery in Belgium to reduce the fracture, which required the insertion of a plate and multiple screws. He was discharged the day of the surgery and will be back riding on the rollers in five to seven days. We expect that Floris will be ready to return to competition in 30-40 days.”
“Manuel sustained a shoulder injury at the Tour de Polonge in mid-July. After some time off the bike he started training on the rollers, and yesterday he trained for the first time on the road. His recovery is progressing well and he will now concentrate on rebuilding his fitness on the bike and returning to race-form.”