Medical updates of seven AG2R La Mondiale riders
Apr 02 2019 02:33 am CET

Medical updates of seven AG2R La Mondiale riders
Medical updates of seven AG2R La Mondiale riders
AG2R La Mondiale © Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

AG2R La Mondiale's riders have been involved in crashes or have been injured in the last weeks. The team has provided medical updates of Romain Bardet, Tony Gallopin, Axel Domont, Mathias Frank, Pierre Latour and Alexis Vuillermoz.

Bardet and Gallopin were involved in a massive crash at the closing stage of the Volta a Catalunya. "Having been the victim of a mass crash on Sunday during the seventh stage of the Volta Catalunya, Romain Bardet suffers from chest contusions and many areas of road rash," said the team's medical director Eric Bouvat. "He will likely perform an exam on the bike within the next 72 hours, and also probably undergo a CT scan of his chest to dispel any suspicions of a rib fracture. The rest of his program will be communicated at a later date.

"Tony Gallopin, who crashed at the same time, underwent a left shoulder x-ray on Monday morning that did not detect a fracture. He will be resting for 4 days and will not participate in Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday or the Tour of Flanders on Sunday."

Domont also hit the deck at the Spanish race and suffered hip and clavicle fractures. He will be immobilised for three weeks and will be able to resume training on the road in 10 weeks.

Frank crashed at the seventh stage of Paris-Nice, suffering from head trauma, and has already resumed training. His comeback should be at the Tour of the Basque Country, which is set to start on the eight of April.

Another rider that is already back on his home-trainer is Latour, who suffered an accident during training on February 22nd and fractured both wrists. Vuillermoz, who suffered a muscle tendon injury of the adductor and the hamstring in a crash in Tirreno-Adriatico, has had less luck and has suspended his training for the moment.

"It's always difficult for a manager to see his riders physically injured," said AG2R La Mondiale's general manager Vincent Lavenu. "We know they all have great will and determination, and we hope to see them again soon on the bike. Fortunately, the group of classics with Oliver Naesen, have brought us great satisfaction, and we hope to experience again some more beautiful emotions in the coming weeks."
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