Winner Anacona injured in training crash
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Winner Anacona injured in training crash

by Ben Atkins at 12:06 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Injury
 
Lampre-ISD’s Colombian climber awaiting ankle surgery after hitting a dog on Christmas Eve

winner anaconaLampre-ISD’s Winner Anacona is spending Christmas awaiting surgery on his ankle after crashing in training. The Colombian was riding near his home in the national capital Bogota when he hit a dog, which had run suddenly into the road. Upon arrival at hospital he was diagnosed with a broken peroneal malleolus and dislocation of the ankle bone.

Anacona’s leg is currently in a plaster cast; he will undergo surgery on Wednesday, December 26th, when the broken and dislocated bone will be repaired. Lampre-ISD’s team doctor, Doctor Guardascione, is in contact with the rider.

The 24-year-old Colombian is due to start his second season with WorldTour team Lampre-ISD, which will become Lampre-Merida in 2013. He signed at the end of last year, having impressed with second place in the Giro Bio; in 2012 he made his WorldTour debut at the Tour of Poland in mid-July, then went on to ride the Vuelta a España in September, where he finished eighth on the stage to Collada de la Gallina, Andorra.

A strong end to the season saw him finish a creditable 25th in il Lombardia, but the start of his 2013 season will doubtless be delayed as he recovers from his fractured ankle.

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