The Giro d’Italia U23 did not end in the best way possible for us, as David Dekker badly crashed in one of the most technical descents of the race, being forced to abandon the race. He was quickly brought onto a nearby hospital for further examination, resulting in 10 stitches in his eyebrows and several wounds in his face and body. However, the talented 22-year old that will move up to the professional ranks with Jumbo Visma next year, is feeling fine and has already started his recovery process towards slowly being back on the bike.
David Dekker, feels disappointed with the crash:
“I feel very disappointed in the first place of not finishing the Giro d’Italia U23. It was a hard final stage and I was looking forward to finishing it in a good way. The crash itself was pretty bad on a downhill. I have no fractures but I have 10 stitches in the face, a concussion and of course my whole body hurts from the hit itself. I hope I will have a speedy recovery and soon will feel confident again on the bike. I hope to do some check-ups at home this week to make sure we haven’t overlooked anything”