Giant-Alpecin release information of the injuries suffered in their training camp crash

John Degenkolb is reported to have had successful surgery, while Warren Barguil has fractured his shoulder in a head-on crash with a car at a Giant-Alpecin training camp

31 August 2015 70th Vuelta a Espana Stage 10 : Valencia - Castellon Train of Giant - Alpecin Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA
(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Giant-Alpecin has released the details of the injuries sustained by its riders in the head-on crash suffered on Saturday in Calpe, Spain.

John Degenkolb wrote a message to his Facebook fans reporting that his finger was repaired following the crash, while Tour de France general classification rider Warren Barguil suffered a fractured wrist.

In total, six riders were injured in the incident, which reportedly occurred when a British national drove on the wrong side of the road towards the group of cyclists, hitting them head-on.

Frenchman Barguil, who finished 14th in the 2015 Tour, suffered a fractured scaphoid, which may require surgery.

Degenkolb, who won both Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix, had successful surgery on wounds on his neck and chin, while an orbital fracture will be treated in the coming days.

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The image in the above tweet shows the carnage of the incident, with one of the bikes seemingly shorn in half and others having bent wheels.

American rider Chad Haga was reportedly airlifted to hospital, where he underwent successful surgery on his neck and chin, but also suffered an orbital fracture.

>>> John Degenkolb describes the extent of his injuries after Giant-Alpecin training crash

Max Walscheid reportedly suffered fractures to the hand and tibia, which will likely require surgery, while both Ramon Sinkeldam and Frederik Ludvigsson both suffered scratches and bruises all over their bodies.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.