The French team Arka-Samsic have announced that their Colombian rider Winner Anacona had to undergo facial surgery due to a heavy fall on a mountain bike.
Big fear for Winner Anacona. The Colombian rider from the Arkéa-Samsic team suffered a heavy fall on a mountain bike while training in his country and was forced to undergo surgery. The French formation gave its news via a press release this Monday evening: “ Our runner was operated in the wake of the face, with aesthetic sutures placed on the outside of the eye. Stitches were also applied to her left knee. The examinations carried out also revealed intercostal lesions, as well as a renal contusion, which caused temporary hematuria (presence of blood in the urine, note), resulting from the shock. “
The unavailability of the 32-year-old Colombian is not yet known, but his offseason has come to a halt. Arrived in 2020 at Arkéa-Samsic after five seasons at Movistar, to support his compatriot Nairo Quintana, Winner Anacona took part in 49 days of racing during this year 2020 truncated by the coronavirus pandemic, with for best result a third place in the Ordiziako Klasika in the Basque Country in mid-October, for his very last race of the season.
The native of Tunja also finished 32nd in Paris-Nice and 66th in the Tour de France (his room had been searched by the gendarmerie, like that of the Quintana brothers, a few days before the finish, as part of an investigation on suspicion of doping, still ongoing, editor’s note). His last victory dates back to February 2019, when he won the Tour de San Juan, Argentina, with a stage. He hopes to win again in 2021, for what will be his last year of contract with Arkés-Samsic. But first he will have to heal his wounds.
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