Sep Vanmarcke describes painful injuries that are keeping him out of Paris-Roubaix

Tour of Flanders crash leaves Belgian Sep Vanmarcke with painful injuries to both hands, ruling him out of riding in Sunday's Paris-Roubaix - Taylor Phinney also in doubt for Cannondale-Drapac

Sep Vanmarcke at Dwars door Vlaanderen

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Sep Vanmarcke has described the painful injuries to both of his hands that mean he has been forced to miss Paris-Roubaix on Sunday (April 9).

Cannondale-Drapac's Classics leader broke a finger and 'lost a lot of skin' in the Tour of Flanders, and is not able to hold his handlebars and brake effectively.

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