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The BMC racing Team riders were fighting for victory before a crash occurred and comprosied their chances on Tuesday’s TTT (©BMC / Tim De Waele)
The BMC racing Team riders were fighting for victory before a crash occurred and comprosied their chances on Tuesday’s TTT (©BMC / Tim De Waele)

Eneco Tour, Stage 2 TTT : A Crash Compromised The Chances Of Victory

7. August 2012

Manuel Quinziato and Klaas Lodewyck were involved in a crash during the 18.9-kilometers team time trial of Eneco Tour second stage, Tuesday.

No Broken Ribs for Lodewyck

 

While the BMC Racing Team’s riders were riding full speed, after 8km Quinziato and Lodewyck could not avoid a crash, explains BMC Racing Team’s sport director assistant Max Sciandri “We were not in a perfect line, so I asked to Alessandro (Ballan) to move and I saw Greg (Van Avermaet) who was just behind so I said, slow down, but instead of going easy he kind of stopped to pedal and then they hit each other in the middle and that’s how Quinziato and Klaas went down“, said Sciandri. Despite some bruises on the back, Quinziato isn’t suffering from serious injury and Lodewyck made an X-Ray of the ribs that revealed he had nothing broken.

 

 

 

“We Were Thinking To Win “

 

Five of the BMC Racing Team riders crossed the line after 1:10 minute behind the winning team Orica-GreenEdge. While Adam Blythe was dropped before the crash, Burghardt was also losing time on his teammate at that moment, explains Sciandri. “He was not going so we had to wait for him many times. Today, we were thinking to win, and finally it’s a disaster, but hopefully Klaas is ok, he finished the race, which is already good”, said Sciandri. Lodewyck won’t continue the race, as he crossed the line out of time, with 8:40 minutes delay on the winners.