Jens Voigt (Saxo Bank) is in a stable condition after a high-speed crash on the descent of the Col du Petit Saint Bernard.
The German hit a bump in the road and lost control of his bike, throwing him to the ground. He landed on his face and slid down the road in a shower of sparks as his bike skitted along the tarmac.
Voigt was flown to the university hospital in Grenoble where an examination on Tuesday night revealed that he fractured his right cheekbone and is suffering from concussion. A statement issued by Saxo Bank said that Voigt will remain in the hospital for observation.
Voigt had recovered enough late on Tuesday to issue a message to his team: “I think I was very lucky not getting severely hurt from today’s crash. Now I hope that you can focus on the race and I wish you all good luck with the hard stage tomorrow”.
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Angel Gomez Marchante (Cervelo) also crashed on the testing descent from Petit Saint Bernard. He suffered multiple cuts but managed to finished the stage.
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