Edvald Boasson Hagen Suffers Fracture In Crash

TOURS, France, July 11, 2013 (AFP) - Norwegian rider Edvald Boasson Hagen, a Team Sky colleague of yellow jersey holder Chris Froome, has abandoned the Tour de France after suffering injuries on a crash on stage 12, his team confirmed. Boasson Hagen fell twice during the 218-kilometre ride from Fougeres. The official race medical report later showed he had suffered bruising to his … [Read more...]

Gert Steegmans Falls During Training And Fractures His Right Thumb

13-Feb-2013: After a fall during training yesterday, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, Gert Steegmans has suffered a small fracture to his right thumb, as well as a gash on his right hand, which required five stitches. “I was riding back towards Monaco after training and simulating some sprints. In a split second I ended up on the ground. Right away I could tell there was something wrong with my right … [Read more...]

Martin To Continue Tour de France Despite Wrist Fracture

VISE, Belgium, July 2, 2012 (AFP) - World time trial champion Tony Martin of Germany insisted on Monday he will fight to stay in the Tour de France despite suffering a left wrist fracture. Martin, one of the Omega-Pharma team's key riders for the three-week epic, crashed on stage one Sunday and was later diagnosed with a fracture of the scaphoid bone. Although such an injury can … [Read more...]

Nick Nuyens Sidelined With Minor Hip Fracture

Team Saxo Bank's classic captain Nick Nuyens today received the sad news that due to his first stage crash in Paris-Nice he now has to rest for at least two weeks before being able to resume training. Tuesday morning Nick Nuyens saw a specialist in Belgium, and the examination, unfortunately, showed a small fracture on the right hip. This forces the Belgian rider to rest for 14 days, before … [Read more...]

Vinokourov Comes Through A “Successful” Operation

LE LIORAN, France, July 11, 2011 (AFP) - Kazakhstan cyclist Alexandre Vinokourov came through a "successful" operation according to his Astana team Monday after the Tour de France star's heavy crash on the race's ninth stage. Vinokourov, who finished third on the race in 2003, ended what was to be his eighth and final Tour by being catapulted into the trees on the descent of the Col du Pas de … [Read more...]

Karpet Out Of Tour After Week Of Racing With Fracture

SAINT-JEAN-DE-MAURIENNE, France, July 13, 2010 (AFP) - Russia's Vladimir Karpets has pulled out of the Tour de France after being told the hand injury he has been riding with for a week is actually a fracture. Karpets was one of the race's many crash victims on stage two to Spa in the Belgian Ardennes, but it was not until he went for scans during Monday's rest day that the big Katusha team … [Read more...]

Zubeldia Will Not Start At Tour For RadioShack

Spaniard Haimar Zubeldia will not be at the Tour de France (July 3-25 ) with the RadioShack team of Lance Armstrong, due to a fracture of the radius his team announced Friday. The rider had fallen on the first stage of the Dauphine, June 7, and had fractured the radius but remained hopeful of his chances of participating in the Tour de France. Zubeldia had to resign himself to the idea … [Read more...]

Wrist Fracture For Haimar Zubeldia

Haimar Zubeldia's Tour de France campaign for Lance Armstrong's RadioShack team is under threat after the Spaniard suffered a fracture in a crash on Monday. Zubeldia was one of several riders to crash on the first stage of the Dauphine Criterium, a key warm-up stage race for next month's Tour de France, and has now been ruled out of this week's race. RadioShack also said the … [Read more...]