Vincenzo Nibali heads to hospital after Alpe d’Huez motorbike incident

The Italian has a suspected fractured vertebrae from crashing on stage 11 of the Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali on Alpe d'Huez during the 2018 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Italian Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), sitting fourth overall in the 2018 Tour de France, is on his way to the Grenoble hospital with a suspected vertebra fracture.

He fell at 3.8 kilometres from the Alpe d'Huez finish when following Chris Froome. Sky team-mate and race leader Geraint Thomas squeezed by, riding over Nibali's wheel.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.