Slecht nieuws uit de 7e etappe van de TransPortugal
This technical section was the beginning of the end of Leon van den Schoor’s race. He had had a complicated day, with a number of flats and a problem with his wheels which damaged both front and back rims, all accidents he believes he could have avoided if he had been thinking better. He was already losing time against the other components and falling down out of the top ten racers in the classification. When he entered the technical section he fell, landing on his head then his shoulder. He got back on his bike and rode to the finishing line despite a lot of pain. He too has broken his collar bone. Initially he said he would ride anyway tomorrow, wanting to finish the race, but then he decided it was better to forfeit this race, to improve his chances of healing quickly, so he is ready for the TransAlps in 6 weeks time. We wish him a speedy recovery and all the best for that race.