Injuries to top cyclists

Tour de France in the mountains

Top International cyclists have been involved in serious accidents in recent days, threatening their participation in major tours, such as the 2024 Gyro and the Tour de France.
Winner of the last two Tours de France, Jonas Vingegaard broke his collarbone, several ribs and suffered a collapsed lung; Remco Evenepoel, winner of the 2022 Vuelta d’Espagnol, also broke his collarbone and scapula in the same crash; Wout van Aert, stage winner and super domestique to Vingegaard in the Tour, also broke his collarbone in a crash at the end of March.
Primoz Roglic, Winner of the 2023 Gyro, also abandoned in the same crash as Vingegard and Evenopoel.

The other recent Tour winner and Vingegaard’s great rival Tajed Pogacar seems to be the only one of the top riders to have steered clear of catastrophic crashes.

Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal, previous Tour de France winners, seem to be quietly preparing for upcoming Gyro and Tour de France. Bernal though is still recovering from a serious injury and is only just showing some signs of a return to form.

All the signs are pointing to Tour success for Pogacar, but who knows, perhaps there are other cyclists who will ride to success through the serious injuries to the favourites.

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