Elia Viviani says helmet 'saved his life' in Paris-Roubaix crash

The Italian abandoned the race after 40km on Sunday, but left without any fractures

Elia Viviani
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Elia Viviani has credited his helmet with "saving his life" during a crash at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday.

The Ineos Grenadiers rider was caught up in an incident with about 220km to go of the Monument, which saw around 20 riders hit the floor. Viviani and Jonas Rutsch (EF Education-EasyPost) were forced to leave the race shortly after.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.