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Jonas Vingegaard, Remco Evenepoel Break Collarbones In Basque Country Crash


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Both Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard and Remco Evenepoel both broke their collarbones in a horror mass crash during stage four of the Tour of the Basque Country on Thursday.

"It was a terrible fall but thankfully he is in a stable condition and conscious," his team Visma-Lease a Bike reported on X.

"Tests in hospital have revealed that he has suffered a broken collarbone and several ribs. He remains under supervision at the hospital," the team added on the social media platform.

Team Visma-Lease a Bike reported Vingegaard with a broken collarbone and ribs. 

 

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Oh boy that’s turned the tdf fantasy league on its head. Roglic escaped with minor injuries, basically cuts and bruises.

Hopefully they all recover well and can resume their programs asap

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**The race was neutralized** after a major crash in the peloton in the descent towards Untzilla, involving a dozen riders slipping out of a corner. Jay Vine and Jonas Vingegaard required ambulance transport, both were quickly reported conscious and stable. 

 

Remco Evenepoel, Primoz Roglic, Steff Cras, Jefferson Cepeda, Sean Quinn, Natnael Tesfatsion and Quinten Hermans were also involved; all but Cepeda and Hermans DNFed.  

 

The six men in the breakaway at the time raced for the stage win, while the peloton rode neutralized to the finish, and no GC times were taken. 

 

As updates come in on all these riders, we ask that you share them in this thread.

 

*Team updates as of 21:50 CEST* 

 

* [UAE](https://twitter.com/TeamEmiratesUAE/status/1775955258188902640?s=20): Vine has **broken three vertebrae**, no other major injuries or head trauma.  

* [Visma](https://twitter.com/vismaleaseabike/status/1775946218834714906): Vingegaard has a **broken collarbone and several broken ribs**, but he is stable and will remain in hospital for now

* [Soudal](https://www.soudal-quickstepteam.com/en/news/6487/medical-update): Evenepoel has a **broken collarbone and scapula**

* [Lidl](https://twitter.com/LidlTrek/status/1775945118358380592): abrasions but no fractures or concussion for Tesfatsion

* [Total](https://twitter.com/TeamTotalEnrg/status/1775969372739154308?t=XxTSaBslkbo07oxB8XAD2w&s=19): Cras has a **punctured lung, broken ribs and broken vertebrae**

* [EF](https://twitter.com/EFprocycling/status/1775901055915548824): Cepeda and Quinn involved, Quinn abandon

* [Bora](https://twitter.com/BORAhansgrohe/status/1775896595839729686): Roglic involved, no further updates (he was able to walk to team car)

* [Alpecin](https://twitter.com/AlpecinDCK/status/1775932719098376474): abrasions for Hermans, who finished the stage.

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I find these crashes traumatic to watch. Wva, Ving, vine and and on ... The racing seems so hectically dangerous, more than other sports our heroes and champions suffer such frequent and horrible injuries.

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9 hours ago, peepeekaitjie said:

**The race was neutralized** after a major crash in the peloton in the descent towards Untzilla, involving a dozen riders slipping out of a corner. Jay Vine and Jonas Vingegaard required ambulance transport, both were quickly reported conscious and stable. 

 

Remco Evenepoel, Primoz Roglic, Steff Cras, Jefferson Cepeda, Sean Quinn, Natnael Tesfatsion and Quinten Hermans were also involved; all but Cepeda and Hermans DNFed.  

 

The six men in the breakaway at the time raced for the stage win, while the peloton rode neutralized to the finish, and no GC times were taken. 

 

As updates come in on all these riders, we ask that you share them in this thread.

 

*Team updates as of 21:50 CEST* 

 

* [UAE](https://twitter.com/TeamEmiratesUAE/status/1775955258188902640?s=20): Vine has **broken three vertebrae**, no other major injuries or head trauma.  

* [Visma](https://twitter.com/vismaleaseabike/status/1775946218834714906): Vingegaard has a **broken collarbone and several broken ribs**, but he is stable and will remain in hospital for now

* [Soudal](https://www.soudal-quickstepteam.com/en/news/6487/medical-update): Evenepoel has a **broken collarbone and scapula**

* [Lidl](https://twitter.com/LidlTrek/status/1775945118358380592): abrasions but no fractures or concussion for Tesfatsion

* [Total](https://twitter.com/TeamTotalEnrg/status/1775969372739154308?t=XxTSaBslkbo07oxB8XAD2w&s=19): Cras has a **punctured lung, broken ribs and broken vertebrae**

* [EF](https://twitter.com/EFprocycling/status/1775901055915548824): Cepeda and Quinn involved, Quinn abandon

* [Bora](https://twitter.com/BORAhansgrohe/status/1775896595839729686): Roglic involved, no further updates (he was able to walk to team car)

* [Alpecin](https://twitter.com/AlpecinDCK/status/1775932719098376474): abrasions for Hermans, who finished the stage.

Roglic also abandon but walked away with just light cuts and abrasions. He’s got to be cursing his luck. He’s starting to worry me in that like Chris Froome, everytime I see him race I have this will he won’t he crash anxiety.

that said, road racing is getting faster at the sharp end and the road they were riding on is in bad shape with broken tarmac due to roots pushing through. The UCI is not looking terribly good this year with poor decision making from ‘22 and ‘23 leading to more crashes and more injured riders. Instead of focusing their energy on real safety it’s directed and brake hoods, socks, pointyness of helmets and other trivial crap. 

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After watching several stages, I found the racing way more aggressive than previous editions! Guys were taking huge risks, everyday there was several examples of insane dodges and misses. On this decent’, the guys were hammering it! It’s a racing incident but glad to see the organisers have removed the super narrow sections of past. Pity as this event has improved both in field and route etc. I feel sorry for organisers that are been pro active and now are hit with this dilemma! As for LM winning the stage and putting his arms up in victory… In my honest opinion, is in bad taste! Could just rolled over the line as a mark of respect like the older days of racing. This new generation could learn a thing or two. Anyways it’s my two cents plus double road tax!

Regarding crashes, we have one big issue come this weekend! The new extra turns will cause havoc in my opinion over one of the fastest cobble sections! I honestly thought it was an Aprils fool joke but looks like it’s for real. What a disappointment that we won’t see them at full tilt over this iconic part of the race! 

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21 hours ago, Paulst12 said:

 

Both Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard and Remco Evenepoel both broke their collarbones in a horror mass crash during stage four of the Tour of the Basque Country on Thursday.

"It was a terrible fall but thankfully he is in a stable condition and conscious," his team Visma-Lease a Bike reported on X.

"Tests in hospital have revealed that he has suffered a broken collarbone and several ribs. He remains under supervision at the hospital," the team added on the social media platform.

Team Visma-Lease a Bike reported Vingegaard with a broken collarbone and ribs. 

 

Here’s another video link, looks like so riders where quite lucky….especially the guy who jumped over the ditch narrowly missing the tree afterwards

 

https://www.20min.ch/story/jonas-vingegaard-bei-ueblem-massensturz-auf-trage-abtransportiert-103078802#ratingSection
 

 

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5 hours ago, peepeekaitjie said:

Landa taken away in an ambulance with a neck brace on. This race is cursed

At this rate the UCI will mandate Leathers , Leatt neck braces and full face helmets for road racing

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16 hours ago, DieselnDust said:

Roglic also abandon but walked away with just light cuts and abrasions. He’s got to be cursing his luck. He’s starting to worry me in that like Chris Froome, everytime I see him race I have this will he won’t he crash anxiety.

that said, road racing is getting faster at the sharp end and the road they were riding on is in bad shape with broken tarmac due to roots pushing through. The UCI is not looking terribly good this year with poor decision making from ‘22 and ‘23 leading to more crashes and more injured riders. Instead of focusing their energy on real safety it’s directed and brake hoods, socks, pointyness of helmets and other trivial crap. 

There were roots under the tar that were pushing up in the corner and this is what caused riders to go down mainly. It was spoken about before we started the stage in passing. 
 

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5 hours ago, J Wakefield said:

There were roots under the tar that were pushing up in the corner and this is what caused riders to go down mainly. It was spoken about before we started the stage in passing. 
 

I know it's hard for organiser to arrange routes for these big tours but surely slow the group down by putting up barriers?? 

So for me the question is what do all the Tour favorites now do given a lot have serious damage that will eat into preparation time... Do you think Remco and Jonas will be in form and ready to take of Tadej who looks to be the big gainer from this? 

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47 minutes ago, Paulst12 said:

I know it's hard for organiser to arrange routes for these big tours but surely slow the group down by putting up barriers?? 

So for me the question is what do all the Tour favorites now do given a lot have serious damage that will eat into preparation time... Do you think Remco and Jonas will be in form and ready to take of Tadej who looks to be the big gainer from this? 

Some try recover best as possible and others don’t go to the Tour. 

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8 hours ago, J Wakefield said:

There were roots under the tar that were pushing up in the corner and this is what caused riders to go down mainly. It was spoken about before we started the stage in passing. 
 

Yeah I mentioned that in my post. I was expecting the commissaires to issue a warning or neutralise that section of road but it doesn’t appear they did anything proactive about it. Was a road condition warning issued over race radio?

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To expect a rider to be fully back to his old self is a hard ask…. These guys require proper rest, I expect them to maybe refocus season and maybe look to other races. I can’t see any of them at the TDF unfortunately. Rushing a recovery can cause small injuries like bike position alignments etc. I wish them all a good recovery not speedy! They all have time… btw anybody seen Froome? 😂😂😂

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21 minutes ago, betaboy said:

btw anybody seen Froome? 😂😂😂


Recovering from a wrist fracture and cappuccino training in spaghetti land

 

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