Rigoberto Uran breaks collarbone in Paris-Nice crash
Mar 12 2019 02:43 am CET

Rigoberto Uran breaks collarbone in Paris-Nice crash
Rigoberto Uran breaks collarbone in Paris-Nice crash
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EF Education First's Rigoberto Uran has suffered a collarbone fracture after a crash in Paris Nice. The rider was forced to abandon de French race.

The Colombian hit the deck midway through the stage and was taken for evaluation at a nearby medical facility. "I had a tough crash," said the rider after leaving the hospital. "Today, there was a lot of wind. I touched a rider, another rider touched my wheel. I feel disappointed, of course. I had good legs. That's cycling."

Doctor Jon Greenwall, the team doctor at Paris-Nice, commented that Uran suffered a fracture of his left clavicle and some road rash, he didn't suffer a head injury. He will soon fly to Monaco and have there a surgery to repair the fracture on Wednesday morning, and is expected to return to training outside in a few weeks' time.

"It's always tough when you see anyone on the team take a hard fall like that," affirmed EF Education First CEO Jonathan Vaughters. "These guys put a ton of time in during the offseason training for the early season, so I feel for them when there's a setback.

"We wish Rigo a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming him back to the races once he's ready."




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