Examinations confirm iliac bone fracture for Warren Barguil
Apr 03 2019 03:30 am CET

Examinations confirm iliac bone fracture for Warren Barguil
Examinations confirm iliac bone fracture for Warren Barguil
Photo of Warren Barguil by Arkea-Samsic

Arkea-Samsic's Warren Barguil has confirmed that he suffered a fracture in the iliac bone at the crash of the Volta a Catalunya.

The Frenchman was involved in the mass crash that happened with 40 kilometres to go at the closing stage of the Spanish race. The rider could finish the competition and at first didn't think that had any serious injuries, but deeper examinations confirmed a fracture on the hip.

"I had X-rays on Monday and a scanner this morning that revealed a non-displaced fracture in the iliac bone," said the rider through Instagram. "I'm a little shocked because I had pain but it was bearable. I even went to the airport after the race.

"I was limping, but I thought the pain was caused by a hematoma. I must conserve complete rest for 15 days."

Last weeks, Barguil has suffered two crashed that have left him out of racing. The first was in Paris-Nice that was at first feared to be a cervical fracture but turned out to be a whiplash in the neck, and now this fracture that puts another stop to his season.

"Before Paris-Nice, I felt really good with my third place on the Drome classic, where I had very good feelings, and I was hoping to have a good month in March but these two crashes have decided otherwise," he continued. "On Sunday, I was caught in a massive crash in Catalunya, I couldn't do anything, even if my bike had been equipped with small wheels.

"It's a setback but there are more serious things in life. I always want to live my passion at 100%. I want to thank my wife, my loved ones who support me all the time, but also to my supporters and my team Arkea-Samsic. I will be patient and I will return to training as soon as the green light will be given."




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