In mid-August our Thymen Arensman was involved in a crash during Tour de l’Avenir’s stage 6 that forced him to abandon the race, disabling the chance of defending his second overall spot achieved in 2018. After a hard-working recovery process our talented Dutchman will be back in racing action this weekend in Tacx Pro Classic and will end the season at Olympia’s Tour. “The injury was worse than expected, it took two weeks to ride a bike again. After that, I had two big weeks of training to get on my old level as soon as possible. ahead of the surgery for the removal of the metal plate I had in the collarbone. Now, after a team camp with Sunweb and some big rides on my own, I feel like I am race ready again” highlights Arensman. The 19-year old Dutchman, who will join WorldTour’s Team Sunweb as from summer 2020, is looking forward to be back on the road with his teamates, but will also aim for a strong cyclocross season during the winter time. “Even though that Tacx Pro Classic comes just 2 weeks after my surgery I want to do a good races because I know that my fitness is there, and help the team to achieve a solid result. The following day I will be riding my first CX race of the season in Gieten, which motivates me a lot as well. At Olympia’s Tour we will have a really strong squad, and despite that this year there’s no time trial, is a race that really fits the Academy”.