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Dylan Teuns will miss Classica San Sebastian after cutting his head on a tractor in a gardening accident

Joe Robinson
1 Aug 2019

This accident for the Belgian Classics star will go down in the weird injury category

Bahrain Merida's Dylan Teuns will miss this weekend's Classica San Sebastian following a freak gardening accident that has left him requiring 15 stitches in his forehead.

The recent Tour de France stage winner was doing a spot of gardening at his home in Halen, Belgium until a 'minor accident' involving his own tractor saw him needing hospital attention.

Talking about the accident to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, Teuns said 'I was working on earthworks at home with my tractor with a machine behind it,'

'The machine suddenly stopped working due to a technical defect. That also brought the tractor to a halt. Because of that sudden stop, I hit my head on the wheel. Next week's training in preparation for the Vuelta is not normally compromised.'

The team reported that Teuns needed 15 stitches to his forehead and that 'due to this and bashed up face, unfortunately, he will miss the upcoming Clasica San Sebastian.'

Missing Classica San Sebastian will be a shame for Teuns who left the Tour in good form. The 27-year-old walked away with a stage win after taking victory on Stage 6 to La Planche des Belles Filles.

Teuns's tractor mishap also joins the long and elaborate list of strange sporting injuries that include the time when goalkeeper Dave Beasant tore a tendon in his tow trying to control a dropped bottle of salad cream and when former England and Essex cricketer Derek Pringle pulled out of a test match after putting his back out typing a letter.