Steve Cummings reveals he fractured two vertebrae during Tour de France

British Dimension Data rider Steve Cummings says that he fractured his L1 and L2 vertebrae during this year's Tour de France

Steve Cummings goes solo on stage 12 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: ASO/Alex Broadway)

Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) has revealed that he finished the 2017 Tour de France with two fractured vertebrae.

Answering a query on Twitter regarding his non-selection for the Vuelta a España later in August, the 36-year-old British road race and time trial champion said that he had fractured the L1 and L2 vertebrae in his lower back.

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