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Medical statement: Wout Geerinckx & Obie Vidts

On Tuesday 19th of December two riders of Wanty-ReUz-Technord were victim of a road accident in the province of Alicante during their collective winter training camp with the Development Team of Intermarché-Wanty.

As a consequence of a frontal collision with a car, Wout Geerinckx and Obie Vidts both sustained several fractures. They will be out of competition for several months. 

“Wout Geerinckx and Obie Vidts were victim of a serious road accident last Tuesday. After primary care on the road both riders were taken to a local hospital, where several fractures were discovered in a Full-Body CT scan. No damage to internal organs or concussion were detected.” “Wout Geerinckx fractured his left femur and right elbow in addition to several wounds and contusions. After a successful operation in a hospital in Benidorm this Friday he will soon be transferred to Belgium.” “Obie Vidts sustained several fractures in both hands. He was transferred to the hospital of Herentals, where he successfully underwent surgery this Thursday. Both riders face a long recovery period in which we fully support them in order to gain back their full capabilities.”

The entire Intermarché-Wanty family and management wish them a speedy recovery.

NOTE FOR THE PRESS: the riders are currently unavailable for comment or reaction. A press release will follow in due course.


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