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Danilo Wyss wanted to continue and finish Paris-Roubaix after his crash. It was not long before he was forced to abandon with the pain becoming too intense to carry on. Photo: Tim De Waele
Danilo Wyss wanted to continue and finish Paris-Roubaix after his crash. It was not long before he was forced to abandon with the pain becoming too intense to carry on. Photo: Tim De Waele

Injured but it could be worse for Danilo Wyss

15. April 2009

Today the GP Escaut will start without Danilo Wyss.   Wyss crashed during the first cobbled section at the Paris-Roubaix, hyper-extending a finger on his right hand.  Despite the injury, Wyss grit his teeth and continued with the race for as long as he could.  "I couldn't hold the handlebars properly and felt insane pain from the vibrations," Wyss reported after the race.  "My legs felt great.  That made me even more disappointed when I had to quit the race due to my injury," explained the BMC Racing Team member.

The 23 year old rider from western Switzerland could give the "all-clear" regarding his finger on Tuesday evening.  "The finger is enormously swollen.  But fortunately nothing is broken and I can continue training."  He hopes to be pain-free in his finger within a very few days.  He is in good form overall and expects to be ready for the April 28th start to the Tour de Romandie.  In his "home race" Wyss wants to figure prominently in the sprints, while helping his colleagues in the mountains.