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A cyclist of 17 years, with a lung punctured after a chilling accident

Lorenzo Gobbo participated in Ghent in the European sub-23 track when he was injured by a piece of velodrome wood.

As reported by the the world, the Italian cyclist Lorenzo Gobbo, 17, is hospitalized in Ghent with a lung perforation, caused by a piece of parquet from the velodrome in the Belgian city. The accident occurred on Friday, when Gobbo was participating in the European sub-23 track cycling.

«Now he recovers after surgery, but remains in intensive care to avoid infections"Said Frank Glorieux, executive director of the organizer of the event, held at the Vlaams Wielercentrum Eddy Merckx in Ghent.

Gobbo nailed a long ribbon to his left side and had to be transferred immediately to Jan Palfijn Hospital, where he was removed. "Everything is under control," added Glorieux, who went to the medical center to visit the cyclist, already accompanied by his parents. According to Il Corriere della Sera, the doctors had to apply 200 stitches.

The accident took place during the omnium test dispute in the junior category. Everything was triggered with a pedal, which extracted the piece of wood that ended up impacting on Gobbo.

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