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Status update on Jan Bakelants

After his crah in Il Lombardia

 

Jan Bakelants suffered a major crash on the descent of the Sormano (KM 200), falling in the same place as Laurens De Plus. Our Belgian rider fell into the ravine below. He has been transferred never having lost consciousness to the San't Anna hospital in Como, accompanied by Dr. Guillaume Sarre, the doctor present for the AG2R LA MONDIALE team.   According to Eric Bouvat, head doctor for the AG2R LA MONDIALE team: “Jan Bakelants is in stable condition. He is conscious and has no difficulty breathing or moving. After an x-ray and CT scan, the following injuries have been detected:
-  Seven rib fractures, though without any impact on the lungs.
-  A fracture-compaction of the first lumbar vertebra and the third lumbar vertebra, the latter of which will require additional examination. An MRI will be carried out tomorrow.”  

Bakelants will spend the night in the hospital in Como.

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