Latour out for four to six weeks with fractured vertebra - News Shorts

07 August 2018 12:18
Pierre Latour (AG2R La Mondiale) has been ruled out of racing for four to six weeks after scans revealed he has an undisplaced fracture of his D8 vertebra. Latour was caught up in a high-speed crash during the final 20 kilometres of the Clásica San Sebastián after a touch of wheels at the front of the bunch caused many more behind to fall. The winner of the young rider classification at this year's Tour de France, Latour was involved in the incident along with several other of his teammates and subsequently abandoned the race. The injury means that he will be 'immobilised' for three weeks before another scan is done to determine how his recovery is going.ADVERTISEMENT Movistar's Mikel Landa also fractured a vertebra, his L1, in the crash, and while the team has not ruled him out of the Vuelta a España, it is likely that he will not be able to race. Egan Bernal (Team Sky) was another major victim of the crash, suffering serious facial trauma in the incident. He has undergone two surgeries on his nose and mouth and has since been discharged from hospital. Thomas to get civic reception in Cardiff Almost two weeks after he stepped onto the podium in Paris to claim his first Tour de France title, thousands of people are expected to turn up and welcome Geraint Thomas home to Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. A major event is planned for Thursday evening, with young fans getting an opportunity to ride alongside the Tour champion. Vliegen joins Wanty-Group Gobert De Vreese extends with Astana You can read more at Cyclingnews.com . read full article

Source: Cycling News