Belgian cyclist Teuns suffers freak gardening injury

Dylan Teuns

Cyclist Dylan Teuns should have been relaxing at home after three weeks in the saddle in the Tour de France.

But the Belgian suffered a freak gardening accident, which required 15 stitches in his forehead.

Teuns, who won stage six of the Tour, was riding his own tractor when it came to a suddenly halt and his head hit the steering wheel.

The Bahrain Merida rider will now miss the one-day Clasica de San Sebastian on Saturday.

His team announced that his head injuries and his ‘bashed-up’ face would keep him out of action, but he is expected to return for La Vuelta a Espana, which begins in Torrevieja on 24 August.

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