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Shari Bossuyt crashed in the Oxyclean Brugge-De Panne Classic on 25 March. She broke her collarbone but the Belgian U23 champion is already back on the bike preparing for new goals: the national championships and the Tokyo Olympics.
A rider in front of me made a maneuver and I couldn’t avoid it. I got stuck in her wheel and went down. The day after I had surgery by Dr Toon Claes in Herentals. He put a metal plate on the collarbone. The first few days I had trouble sleeping because of the pain but that’s over by now.
Shari has set new goals. Defending her U23 title at the Belgian national championships on 20 June is a big goal as are the Olympics where she is first reserve for the women’s Madison race. Only two weeks after the crash she is back on the bike.
I have done a few rides indoors on the Tacx trainer. These are 30-miniute rides and that goes well. I hope to do my first outdoor ride next week. We will have to see how that goes. I hope to return to full form for the Belgian national championships on the road on 20 June and the time trial on the 16th of June. After that it’s full focus on Tokyo. Jolien D’Hoore and Lotte Kopecky are the dedicated riders for the Madison but I am first reserve meaning my preparation will be identical to theirs.
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