Movistar rider reportedly injured by disc brake in Paris-Roubaix crash

Movistar rider Fran Ventoso undergoes surgery to repair injuries suffered in a crash at Paris-Roubaix where he reportedly landed on a disc brake

Fran Ventoso lays injured at Paris-Roubaix (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Fran Ventoso was taken to hospital after a crash at Paris-Roubaix, suffering deep wounds to his leg reportedly caused by landing on a disc brake.

The Spaniard was flown back home on Tuesday after undergoing an operation to apply suture and drain on the wound, according to his Movistar team. They are hoping to regenerate the muscle tissue damage as quickly as possible.

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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.