Dan Martin finished Tour de France with fractured spine, scans reveal

Irishman Daniel Martin rode the Tour de France with two small fractures in his vertebrae after crashing on stage nine - Martin will not ride Clásica de San Sebastián on Saturday

Daniel Martin in the 2017 Tour de France.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Dan Martin completed the 2017 Tour de France with fractures to two of his vertebrae. The 30-year-old Irishman was unaware of the fractures that came as a result of crashing on stage nine of the race and said the delayed diagnosis was a 'surprise'.

Martin (Quick-Step Floors) was descending the Mont du Chat when he was caught in a collision with Richie Porte (BMC). Both riders landed heavily, and although Porte abandonded the race immediately due to his injuries, Martin remounted and carried on.

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