6 days after his fall in Heusden-Zolder, Eli Iserbyt feels ready to cross again. Tomorrow he will defend his leader’s jersey in the X²O Trophy in Baal.
Eli Iserbyt had a heavy crash last Saturday in the Superprestige cyclocross race of Heusden-Zolder. In a corner the European champion went down, Iserbyt was moaning with pain.
No fractures were found in the hospital. Iserbyt still suffered from a painful elbow, but that has now almost been resolved.
“I just drove in the woods”, Iserbyt responds. “I still have some pain with some movements, but I should be able to do that for an hour.”
Falling on my arm wouldn’t be optimal. But I think I just have to take that risk.
Iserbyt wants to defend his leader’s jersey in the X²O Trophy at all costs. “I’m 2’30” ahead of my first pursuer. That offers perspectives. If I had only half a minute ahead, I might have chosen not to start. “
“I want to remain leader in the rankings, finish the race and have a good feeling towards the Belgian Championship. It is important that I keep race rhythm
The European champion will try to limit the risks with tape. “Falling on my arm wouldn’t be optimal. But I think I just have to take that risk.”
Iserbyt 3 days ago with brace around elbow
VIDEO: Eli Iserbyt’s bad luck day in Heusden-Zolder
Watch live tomorrow
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