Three weeks after his crash in Antwerp (12/12), Théo Thomas was authorized to start with road training. The French U23 rider touched the barriers with his back wheel and fractured his collarbone. Only a couple of days after his operation, he was able to train on the Elite rollers. Even though he’s not allowed to do cyclocross training, Théo Thomas is eager to make his comeback in competition.
« I’m feeling better and better. After a couple of weeks on the rollers, I was given the authorization to return on the road by the surgeon. I luckily don’t suffer from a lot of consequences of the crash or operation. The doctor prescribed me a routine with cycling in the morning and mobility exercises at home in the afternoon. My first goal will be to move my arm and hand normally again. Afterwards, I’ll work with my physiotherapist to gain power in my shoulder, which was inactive for a long period. »
« Unfortunately, my participation in the French national championships is compromised. So I’ll focus on the World Championships in Ostend (23/01), but this depends on my comeback. I plan to return into competition in Belgium. In the best case scenario this would be in Mol (16/01). If not, I’ll start in Hamme or in the World Cup in Overijse. I stay positive! »