Tom Bohli Forced to Abandon Tour of Qatar
8, February 2015, Doha, Qatar
Tom Bohli was involved in a crash in the opening stage of the Tour of Qatar which forced him to abandon the race.
He was transported by ambulance to hospital where X-rays were performed to determine the nature of his injuries.
"The X-rays were completely negative and the medical report shows that he has abrasions on his left shoulder and right knee. Tom was very lucky as it was a bad crash," BMC Racing Team Doctor, Dr. Daniele Zaccaria said.
"We will continue to treat his abrasions and monitor his progress over the next couple of days here at the hotel. In a couple of weeks' time he should be able to race again."
It is a disappointing end to Bohli's Middle East racing program, following his participation at the Dubai Tour.
"I really don't remember how the crash happened at all," Bohli explained.
"I don't feel too bad. My right knee hurts a bit as I have a small hole there from the crash, but otherwise it is general road rash and cuts. I'm more disappointed than anything to not be able to continue the race, as I was particularly looking forward to the time trial."