Borut Božič has undergone surgery following his crash at Brabantse Pijl on Wednesday and in a statement from his Bahrain Merida team, they confirmed that the surgery went well and Božič is expected to recover soon.
Božič crashed after about 100 kilometres of the race and broke his right collarbone. He was driven to the Herestraat Leuven Hospital in the company of Team Bahrain Merida Doctor Luca Pollastri. He subsequently underwent surgery at the Orthopedic Department of San Gerardo Hospital.
Dr. Pollastri commented after surgery: “Everything went well and he is fine so far. During the next few hours he will stay in the hospital for observation, but in a few days he will able to perform training on rollers and by the end of next week it is possible he will return on the roads.”
Božič was supposed to have been in the line-up for the Tour of Croatia that starts at the beginning of next week.