Lucinda Model has sustained a fracture in a metacarpal bone on her proper hand following a crash whereas warming up for the following spherical of the Cyclo-cross World Cup in Tabor, Czech Republic.
Model is scheduled to endure surgical procedure to appropriate the fracture in a hospital in Herentals, Belgium on Monday.
“Unhappy information. European champion Lucinda Model crashed through the recon of the Tabor World Cup parcours earlier at present. She has a fracture of the appropriate metacarpal and shall be out for an unknown time,” Baloise Trek Lions confirmed.
“Lucinda will endure surgical procedure at Dr. Toon Claes in AZ Herentals on Monday.”
The Baloise Trek Lions rider shall be sidelined from the opening occasions of the European cyclo-cross season whereas she recovers from her accidents.
The Cyclo-cross World Cup season opened in the USA, with the primary two rounds held in Waterloo on October 9, the place Model completed third, and Fayetteville on October 16, the place she completed second.
Fem van Emple (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) received each rounds and is main the sequence.
Again on European soil, Model was warming up in her reconnaissance for the third spherical of the World Cup sequence on Saturday, forward of the race on Sunday, when she crashed whereas testing new traces to experience on the circuit.
Based on a report in Sporza (opens in new tab), Model hit her hand on a publish when she fell.
Following the World Cup in Tabor, Model was scheduled to additionally race the fourth World Cup in Maasmechelen on October 30 after which defend her title on the European Cyclo-cross Championships on November 5 in Namur. It’s unclear when she is going to be capable of resume coaching and race.