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"Loïc and I had been riding for five and a half hours and were on our way home from doing a recon for Liège-Bastogne-Liège when a car drove at as full gas from behind while we were in Theux which is when the altercat...

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PHILIPPE GILBERT

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09.04.2016 @ 21:58 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Following the incident involving Philippe Gilbert and Loïc Vliegen during training on Friday which left Gilbert with a fractured finger, BMC Racing Team have provided the following update.
 
The surgery to implant five pins to secure fractures in his finger went well, BMC Racing Team Chief Medical Officer, Doctor Max Testa said.
 
Gilbert is now recovering at home and he and Vliegen will provide their statements to the police on Monday when the station is open.  
 
Gilbert has provided the following information on the events that unfolded.
 
"Loïc and I had been riding for five and a half hours and were on our way home from doing a recon for Liège-Bastogne-Liège when a car drove at as full gas from behind while we were in Theux which is when the altercation started. I will cooperate fully with the police with their investigation."
 
Given this matter is an ongoing police investigation, Gilbert is unable to provide more details at this time until he has provided his statement.
 
He will no longer line up for Brabantse Pijl on Wednesday but his participation in Amstel Gold will be decided later in the week.

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