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Cyclist Gobbo impaled by wood track during race

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to Deadspin, a cyclist was impaled by a piece of wooden track during a race. Lorenzo Gobbo is expected to make a full recovery.

The 17-year-old lifted up a piece of wooden track off of the ground and it went in his body following a multiple cyclist crash. The piece of wood went through his thigh and pierced into his side.

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It also punctured his lung. Following the incident, he was transported to a local hospital, where it took three hours to remove the object.

“After the operation he is recovering well but stays in intensive care to prevent infections,” Frank Glorieux, chief executive of meet organisers Cycling Vlaanderen said to BBC Sport.

According to Glorieux, the teenager was not scared during the entire ordeal. He reportedly kept his sense of humor, as he was being transported to the hospital and while at the hospital.

“[Gobbo] said he would have won rather than make the newspapers this way. He could still laugh, but he doesn’t want to ride on the track for the time being. He will have to find his courage. He should recover completely, but there is a long recovery time ahead for him.”

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