Pierre Latour suffered a fractured vertebra in Clasica San Sebastian crash
Aug 07 2018 01:06 am CET

Pierre Latour suffered a fractured vertebra in Clasica San Sebastian crash
Pierre Latour suffered a fractured vertebra in Clasica San Sebastian crash
Photo of Pierre Latour ©Vincent Curutchet

Pierre Latour will be out of racing for four to six weeks in consequence of the injuries that he suffered at the Clasica San Sebastian.

The French rider was another of the victims of the crash that affected the peloton with 20 kilometres remaining at the Spanish race. The accident left Latour out of the race on the spot, along with many other riders.

"In addition to multiple abrasions, a dorsal and thoracic CT scan revealed an undisplaced fracture of the eighth dorsal vertebra," said Eric Bouvat, medical director of AG2R La Mondiale. "He will be forced to be partially immobilized for three weeks at which point a new scan will be conducted to determine the extent of healing and recovery."

This diagnosis means that the winner of the White Jersey of the Tour de France won't be able to start in any races between four and six weeks.




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