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BMC Racing Team Rider Medical Update

17. May 2016, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team

Silvan Dillier and Philippe Gilbert art both recovering from fractured fingers. (c) Tim De Waele/TDWSport.com

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 two of BMC Racing Team’s riders.

Silvan Dillier:

Dr. Testa: “Silvan fractured the first phalange of his second finger on the right hand in a crash on Stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia, and underwent surgery the following day to secure the fracture. His recovery is going very well and he is already back training on the rollers. He will soon be able to train on the road and we expect he will be back racing in three or four weeks. Once he can train on the road again we will have a clearer idea of his exact return to racing.”

Dillier: “One week on from my crash I am starting to feel better and have begun training on the rollers. My braking power isn’t at 100 percent yet so that’s why I’m still training indoors, but as soon as this improves more I will be out on the road again. I’m looking forward to getting back to my usual training program and do some good sessions to build up towards my home race, GP Gippingen and the Tour de Suisse.”

Philippe Gilbert:

Dr. Testa: “Philippe is recovering from multiple fractures of his middle finger on the left hand sustained during training in April. He is recovering well and will need some more time to rebuild the strength and condition completely. We expect he will be fit to race again at the end of May.”

Gilbert: “I have been seeing the physiotherapist a couple of times a week so the muscular pain is reducing more and more, and I can ride in my natural position. I’ve been improving week to week and am looking forward to racing again at the Tour of Luxembourg.”

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