March 30, 2017 (Koksijde, Belgium) – Canadian rider Ryan Anderson (Direct Energie) has crashed out of the Three Days of de Penne stage race currently being disputed in Belgium according to a tweet from his team.
Anderson fractured his scapula and will be out for four weeks – consequently he will not be on the start line of the 101st edition of the Tour of Flanders this Sunday in Antwerp, Belgium. The Tour of Flanders is a one day classic and usually considered the pinnacle of the Flemish Cycling Week.
He has ridden for such teams as: Kelly Benefit Strategies (2009–2010); SpiderTech–C10 (2011–2012); Champion System (2013); Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies (2014-15), and Direct Energie (2016, 2017).
Pedal joins the cycling Community in wishing Anderson a speedy recovery!