Jumbo Visma driver Leemreize loses fingertip in crash in Burgos | Right away
Gijs Leemreize lost his fingertip in a fall at the Tour of Burgos on Tuesday. The talented driver of Jumbo-Visma is now being treated in hospital for his injuries.
“The plastic surgeon will repair his damaged fingertip as much as possible. In these circumstances, Gijs is doing well. We wish him strength and a speedy recovery,” Jumbo-Visma wrote in a brief statement. Twitter.
Leemreize was one of the biggest victims of a serious crash about 60 kilometers from the finish. It quickly became apparent that the 20-year-old Dutchman had to leave the race. For a moment it was rumoured that he had lost a finger, but it turns out to be the top.
The Burgos Tour was one of his first professional races for Leemreize. In February of this year, he took part in the Tour de la Provence and finished 33rd overall. Last week it was announced that the cycling talent will move from a promising team to the WorldTour team of Jumbo-Visma this season.
Leemreize started his first game at Burgos with a professional contract in his possession. The multi-day cycling race, which is not part of the WorldTour, started on Tuesday with a mountain stage and lasts until Saturday.
The victory in the first stage went to the Austrian Felix Grossschartner from BORA-hansgrohe, who crossed the finish line solo in Burgos.