Tour de France cobbles medical update: Vuillermoz, Groenewegen, Smith, Keukeleire, Greipel, Rojas
Jul 15 2018 09:38 pm CET

Tour de France cobbles medical update: Vuillermoz, Groenewegen, Smith, Keukeleire, Greipel, Rojas
Tour de France cobbles medical update: Vuillermoz, Groenewegen, Smith, Keukeleire, Greipel, Rojas
Tour de France

The Tour de France has had an epic day at the ninth stage as the peloton hit the cobbles that left some riders in need of medical assistance. Here's an overview of some of the affected riders by crashes and their diagnoses.

Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R La Mondiale)

The rider crashed against a spectator at the cobbled section 3 and "suffered from a small fracture of the right shoulder blade", said the medical director of AG2R La Mondiale Eric Bouvat. The team and rider will decide on the first rest day if he will continue racing.

Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo)

The Dutchman was checked by the team and race doctors and underwent X-rays that didn't show severe injuries on his knee. He will be able to continue in the race.

Dion Smith (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

"Dion sustained a fracture in the left thumb, bruised ribs, a bruised cheek and cuts in his hand. They were stitched," said the team in a tweet. "According to our team, doc Smithy would be able to start in the 10th stage."

Jens Keukeleire (Lotto Soudal)

The Belgian suffered several abrasions on his back and legs. "He also hurt his knee and will be further examined," added the team in a tweet.

Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal)

The rider was involved in the same crash that took Richie Porte out of the race. The German had more luck and suffered bruises on both wrists and abrasions on his knee and elbow.

Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar)

The Spaniard crashed in the same accident with Richie Porte and was also taken out of the race with the suspicions of a shoulder fracture. The team has confirmed that he didn't suffer any fractures and will have to recover from a hard hit on the shoulder.
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