Michael Matthews, Martijn Tusveld and Roy Curvers' medical update
Mar 11 2019 06:41 am CET

Michael Matthews, Martijn Tusveld and Roy Curvers' medical update
Michael Matthews, Martijn Tusveld and Roy Curvers' medical update
(c)Team Sunweb

The first stage of Paris-Nice has not been a good day for Team Sunweb as Michael Matthews and Martijn Tusveld crashed out of the race and Roy Curvers hit his hand against a roadside pole.

Matthews and Tusveld crashed in separate incidents and both had to give up on the French race. "Both Michael and Martijn crashed quite hard but are relatively OK given the circumstances," said the team's physician Camiel Aldershof.

"Both received assessments in hospital. Martijn suffered a fractured jaw and will remain in hospital to undergo surgery before returning home. Michael suffered a concussion and was cleared of having any fractures but will remain in hospital overnight."

Curvers injured his hand in a collision with a concrete roadside pole and his continuation in the race will be decided before the second stage. "Roy suffered a contusion of his right hand when he hit the pole but scans were clear of any fractures," the doctor explained.

"We will assess his condition in the morning ahead of tomorrow’s second stage."




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