Volta a Catalunya medical update: Marc Soler, Warren Barguil, Simon Geschke, Lukasz Owsian
Apr 01 2019 05:16 am CET

Volta a Catalunya medical update: Marc Soler, Warren Barguil, Simon Geschke, Lukasz Owsian
Volta a Catalunya medical update: Marc Soler, Warren Barguil, Simon Geschke, Lukasz Owsian
Volta a Catalunya

Several riders were involved in a crash at 40 kilometres from the end of the closing stage of the Volta a Catalunya. Some of them returned to their bikes and finished the race, but others suffered more serious injuries.

Two of the riders involved in the crash were Movistar's Richard Carapaz and Marc Soler. While the Ecuadorian returned to the saddle and finished the race, Soler had to be taken to Barcelona's Hospital Clinic, where scans confirmed a non-displaced fracture to his scaphoid of the right hand.

Arkea-Samsic's Warren Barguil also hit the deck in the same spot and although he suffered a heavy crash, he could finish the stage. This race was the return to competition for the Frenchman who crashed out of Paris-Nice with a whiplash in the neck that was feared to be a cervical fracture.

"I was super motivated at the start of the Volta a Catalunya, although I knew I was going to be out of condition on this race. I nevertheless progressed throughout the week" said Barguil on Instagram. "On the last traditional stage of Montjüic, unfortunately, a crash happened and everybody was swept aside on the right side of the road, where I was. I was caught in this fall. I fell violently, but nothing was broken."

The bad luck kept chasing CCC Team's Simon Geschke who returned to racing at the Spanish race after fracturing his elbow at the Vuelta a Murcia. The rider was involved in this crash as well and he broke his collarbone, while his teammate Lukasz Owsian suffered less serious injuries.

"Both CCC Team riders went down at high speed and while Lukasz escaped with only some abrasions, Simon was immediately taken to hospital for observation," said team doctor Daniele Zaccaria.

"X-Rays revealed that he has sustained a broken right collarbone and he will require surgery at home in Germany. We expect the procedure to take place next week and Simon should be able to resume training indoors five days after surgery with an expected return to racing after another five weeks."




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