A heavy crash on stage one of Etoile de Besseges put Roger Hammond?s back out of kilter - but he found treatment for it rather quicker than expected.

?Somebody came too close, their handlebars caught mine and there was nothing I could do about it.? Hammond told CW?s website on Monday afternoon. ?I hit the deck, it was a slow crash so I went down heavily on my right hip and elbow and twisted my pelvis.?

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