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Pneumothorax, several fractures... Jonas Vingegaard severely injured and already uncertain for the Tour de France

À 30 kilometers from the finish of the 4th stage of the Tour of the Basque Country, this April 4, a collective fall occurred in the peloton involving three future favorites of the Tour de France including Jonas Vingegaard.

This Thursday, April 4, a huge fall in the peloton put the situation at risk. are the main favorites for the next Tour de France 2024. In order, Primoz Roglic, Remco Evenepoel and especially Jonas Vingegaard fell in a steep turn. right downhill. The first goes on to a second fall in two days, but the Slovenian seems to be the best off. If he gave up, we could see him standing with his thumb raised after the fall without showing any too visible injury. ;For Remco Evenepoel, a fracture of the clavicle was caused. confirmed in the hours after the fall.

For Jonas Vingegaard, the fall is even more spectacular and the concern was quite great. The outgoing double winner of the Tour de France remainedé lying down long minutes on the ground, motionless, with several ambulances around him. A neck brace was fitted. placed around the neck and head of the Dane, helped by by oxygen. Its sports director, Frans Maassen confirmed; on Eurosport just after the fall that the double winner of the Tour de France é was conscious. The Dane suffers from a 'broken collarbone' according to its team, Visma-Lease a bike. The exams also revealed "several broken ribs", but also a pneumothorax and pulmonary contusions. The cyclist remains for the moment under observation à the hospital.

For several years, falls have been more and more spectacular for runners due to the ever-increasing speed at high speeds. because of the equipment which continues to evolve, notably with brakes not necessarily adapted in the event of serious danger… The roads, always more dangerous for professional runners are also at home. to incriminate, but also the attitude of the runners during the big races who always show nervousness. The deaths in recent months, notably that of Gino Mader during a descent on the Tour de Suisse, unfortunately echo this trend. this terrible fall.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116