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Landa joins Evenepoel on damaged bones record in Basque Nation


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Mar 22, 2024
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Mikel Landa is now out, together with his group chief, after breaking a collarbone because the extent, and seriousness, of the accidents from Basque Nation emerge

Mikel Landa has joined his Soudal-QuickStep group chief, Remco Evenepoel, within the sick bay with damaged bones after the crashes continued at Itzulia Basque Nation right now.

Landa and his younger group mate Gil Gelders crashed on stage 5, because the Urkiola climb was about to start out with 95km remaining. The Spanish rider has now been confirmed as having damaged his collarbone and will likely be out of motion for a while.

He won’t endure surgical procedure to pin the damaged bone and can as an alternative let it heal naturally, as his fifth and sixth ribs, each of which had been additionally damaged within the crash, will even heal.

On yesterday’s stage 4 crash, Evenepoel was amongst a variety of riders who crashed out in a really nasty crash with about 30km to go and was identified with a fracture to his proper collarbone and his proper scapula.

Evenepoel travelled to Belgium right now, Friday, the place he’ll endure an operation on his collarbone, and additional examination, at hospital in Herentals.

Whereas race chief Primož Roglič (Bora-hansgrohe) additionally got here down within the stage 4 crash, and was pressured to desert, he has not suffered any fractures and shouldn’t be out of motion for lengthy, regardless that he additionally crashed exhausting on stage 3.

Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard additionally broke a collarbone, and several other ribs, within the stage 4 crash, although it has since emerged his accidents are much more critical. He additionally sustained a collapsed lung and a pulmonary contusion.

Additionally within the stage 4 crash, different accidents embody:

  • Sean Quinn (EF Training-EasyPost) with concussion and sternum fracture
  • Natnael Tesfatsion (Lidl-Trek) a number of comfortable tissue accidents to the best aspect
  • Jay Vine (UAE Group Emirates) a cervical and two thoracic backbone vertebral physique fractures
  • Stef Cras (TotalEnergies) proper pneumothorax, a number of related rib fractures and two dorsal vertebral fractures, along with a number of hematomas, wounds and dermabrasions
¡Mikel Landa se fracturó la clavícula!

Las caídas, las lesiones y las bajas fueron nuevamente protagonistas en una nueva jornada de la Itzulia.

¿Por qué se están generando tantos accidentes en la Vuelta al País Vasco? Cuéntenme sus opiniones… #itzulia2024 pic.twitter.com/uOwwE3FLvi

— Alejandro Cortes (@Alejandrocor23) April 5, 2024
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