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