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Lienert van Eetveldt has to undergo surgery and will not take any action at the moment

Lienert van Eetveldt has to undergo surgery and will not take any action at the moment

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 7:05 pm

to update Lehnert van Eetvelt will undergo surgery on his knee on Monday. That reports The newspaper. The hope was that the Lotto climber Dstny, who has been sidelined for a month and a half with knee problems, would be able to resume competition at the Tour of Hungary (May 8-12). However, this would not be possible due to “minimal intervention”.

Van Eetvelt will have to rest for an additional week after the operation, after which he can carefully start training again. But it is expected to take at least five weeks before he can return to racing. The Tour of Hungary is therefore not an option, but the Tour of Switzerland (9-16 June), which was already on its original programme, still looks possible. Van Eetvelt also has the Vuelta a España on his program later this season.

Early spring was going great for Van Eetvelt. He won in Mallorca in January, was best at the UAE Tour in February and finished 11th in Strade Bianche at the start of March. However, his knee started to bother him, meaning he had to cancel the Tour of Catalunya. Then, it also turns out that the Ardennes classics came too soon. He had to cancel the Brabantse Beagle, Amstel Gold Race, Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège races. Now the Tour of Hungary has also been dropped from his programme.

Updated at 7:05 p.m: The team confirms the news
The news has now been confirmed by Lotto Dstny. They also announced that the operation is scheduled for next Monday at AZ Herentals.