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Hesjedal to miss world’s

Canadian mountain biker Ryder Hesjedal is returning home a little earlier than expected, due to injuries suffered in a crash at last week’s Tour of Seine et Marne. Hesjedal was in a lead group when he went down, bruising ribs, his back and his wrist. The incident will force him to miss the world road championships. The 21-year-old had been penciled in to ride in the under-23 time trial in Zolder, and was also in contention for one of the three starter positions for the U23 road race. Following his win at the mountain bike World Cup finals at the beginning of September, Hesjedal had been

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By VeloNews Interactive

Canadian mountain biker Ryder Hesjedal is returning home a little earlier than expected, due to injuries suffered in a crash at last week’s Tour of Seine et Marne. Hesjedal was in a lead group when he went down, bruising ribs, his back and his wrist. The incident will force him to miss the world road championships.

The 21-year-old had been penciled in to ride in the under-23 time trial in Zolder, and was also in contention for one of the three starter positions for the U23 road race.

Following his win at the mountain bike World Cup finals at the beginning of September, Hesjedal had been riding for Rabobank’s development squad, winning the Volta Catalunya de l’Avenir in Spain.