Watch: Ag2r development rider suffers high speed crash after time trial bars snap clean off

Maxime Roger escapes without serious injury

A rider for Ag2r La Mondiale's development team had a nasty crash (at 2-10 in the video above) on stage two of the Tour de Moselle, hitting the deck after the bar extensions snapped off his time trial bike.

Maxime Roger, riding for Chambéry CF, was sitting second in the general classification after the opening stage of the high level Franch amateur race, but was forced to abandon after crashing on the 20.5km stage around Angevilliers.

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Footage of the crash shows Roger putting in maximum effort during the test of against the clock, but suffering a disaster after his time trial bar extensions snapped at high speed, causing the 21-year-old to crash onto his front at around 60kmh.

Remarkably the young Frenchman escaped without serious injury, telling Direct Velo that he had been for tests that showed he had not suffered a damaged spleen, but that he was suffering from knee pain which would hopefully not put an end to his season.

Roger says that he hopes to return to action at either the Tour du Gévaudan, a 2.1 UCI race starting on September 26, or the Trophée des Champions the following week.