Team Sky's Kristoffer Halvorsen fractures hand in People's Choice Classic crash

Kristoffer Halvorsen clipped the barriers during the bunch sprint at the end of the People's Choice Classic in Australia on Sunday - Photos by Yuzuru Sunada

Kristoffer Halvorsen crashes in the 2018 People's Choice Classic.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Team Sky rookie pro Kristoffer Halvorsen has had a rough introduction to the WorldTour peloton, crashing at speed in the People’s Choice Classic on Sunday and fracturing a bone in his hand.

The under-23 road world champion injured his right hand when he hit the barrier in the closing metres of the prelude criterium that Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) won ahead of André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) and Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott).

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.