Koen de Kort breaks collarbone in stage 4 of Tour of Qatar
February 6, 2013 - Team Argos-Shimano rider Koen de Kort (Ned) suffered a broken collarbone in a crash in the finale of the fourth stage of the Tour of Qatar.
“Koen broke his right collarbone,” said Edwin Achterberg, Team Argos-Shimano physician. “He underwent an X-ray at the hospital, and now we’ll try to get him back to the Netherlands for an operation as soon as possible.”
“I knew the final kilometers of today’s stage were pretty tricky. We were in the front to prepare the sprint for John Degenkolb. A few riders, including me, went down 900 meters from the finish, and I immediately felt that there was something wrong with my right shoulder,” said Koen de Kort. “Unfortunately, this is part of cycling. I will now fully focus on my recovery in order to get back in the saddle as soon as possible.”