Wilco Kelderman will make his comeback in the Volta a Catalunya next week, he says on Wednesday in conversation with the

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The 29-year-old Dutchman recovered earlier than expected from a collision in January in which he sustained a concussion and a broken spine.

Kelderman had initially set his sights on a return to the Tour of the Basque Country in early April, but due to his successful recovery, he can already take action in Northern Spain on Monday.

"In Catalonia, I do not expect to ride directly for the classification", said Kelderman, who starts his first cycling race of the year without much ambition, opposite the

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"It is especially nice that I am back in the peloton faster than expected. I hope to ride the prizes in the Tour of the Basque Country. After that, the Amstel Gold Race, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Brabantse Pijl, Romandie, Dauphiné will follow. and the Tour. "

Kelderman has had a lot of bad luck in his career

Kelderman was hit by a car around Lake Garda in January.

The BORA-hansgrohe rider was in shock after the accident and only found out that he was injured back at the hotel.

A week before Kelderman's accident, BORA-hansgrohe announced that the Dutch rider will go to the Tour de France as the leader this summer.

Kelderman has had a lot of bad luck in his career.

In recent years he has suffered from back problems, a broken finger and a broken left collarbone and has undergone four operations on his right collarbone.