Jacques Janse van Rensburg breaks clavicle in Tour de Romandie crash
May 01 2019 03:08 am CET

Jacques Janse van Rensburg breaks clavicle in Tour de Romandie crash
Jacques Janse van Rensburg breaks clavicle in Tour de Romandie crash
Team Dimension Data

Dimension Data's Jacques Janse van Rensburg has crashed at the end of the prologue of the Tour de Romandie. The rider suffered a fracture that leaves him out of the race.

The South African rider finished the 3.8-kilometre time trial that served as the prologue of the Swiss race and just after the line he hit the race organisation's electric cable coverings that lay across the road. That hit made the rider crash and suffer a fracture that leaves him out of competition for a month.

"Scans have revealed that Jacques has a fracture of the right clavicle," said doctor Ruben Anemüller. "At this stage, surgery will not be required as part of his recovery process. Our medical team will now continue to monitor Jacques until he has made a full recovery, but unfortunately, he will be out of racing action for at least the next 4 weeks."

Earlier on the day and during the recon of the prologue, Mitchelton-Scott's rider Sam Bewley also hit the cable cover and suffered a dislocation in the shoulder.




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