Apr 28, 2016 – One of the top neo-pros in the first months of the season, with stage victories to his name in Tour de San Luis, Tour La Provence and Tirreno-Adriatico, as well as an Omnium world title, Fernando Gaviria will skip the May races which he was slated to start – Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt, Quatre Jours de Dunkerque and the Tour of California – because of a right hand index finger fracture he suffered on Saturday, in Colombia.

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Following the successful surgery he underwent on Wednesday, April 27th, at Clinica de Fracturas de Medellin, in order to correct this injury, Fernando returned home, where he’ll begin his recovery. If everything goes well in the following period, the Colombian will be able return to competition in a few weeks.

“It’s a real pity that the injury occurred in this moment of the season when I was preparing to come back to racing. The most important thing is that the surgery went well, without any complications, and that I will be ready to start training again. Of course, I’ll have a different schedule now, but I will know more about this in the following weeks, when I hope to be at 100% for my future goals of the season”, said Fernando Gaviria.