After being caught up in a crash on stage 6 of the UAE Tour, which caused abdominal trauma, Australian neo-pro Jarrad Drizners has had successful surgery with his Lotto Soudal team saying in a medical update that this ruled out earlier concerns that there may be further injuries.

The crash occurred just a little before the line on the second last stage of the UAE Tour, as the bunch was lining up for a sprint for sixth place in a stage where the break survived, with Mathias Vacek (Gazprom-Rusvelo) taking victory from the five out the front. In the back half of the field a heavy fall was visible involving a number of riders and, while a number of those involved picked themselves up and headed to the finish line, Drizners and EF Education-EasyPost rider Sean Quinn remained on the ground, both clearly in pain. 

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