Julian Alaphilippe dislocates shoulder in Vuelta a España crash

World champion was taken away in an ambulance on stage 11 in huge blow for race leader Remco Evenepoel

Julian Alaphilippe
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Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) suffered a dislocated right shoulder when he crashed out of the Vuelta a España after coming down heavily during stage 11 on Wednesday.

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl confirmed the 30-year-old Frenchman's injuries in a brief statement on Wednesday evening which clarified that whilst he dislocated his shoulder, X-rays showed that he did not suffer any fractures.

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