Jay Vine, Remco Evenepoel & Other Big Name Riders Out For Weeks After Basque Country Crash

Our thoughts are with Jay Vine and, sadly, a host of other riders who crashed heavily at the Itzulia Basque Country overnight.

Unfortunately Jay Vine was involved in the bad crash near the end of stage 4 and was forced to abandon the race.

Medical Director Dr. Adriano Rotunno said ‘Jay Vine suffered a heavy crash today during the race and sustained a cervical and two thoracic spine vertebral body fractures. Thankfully no neurological involvement, and there are no other major injuries or head trauma.

‘Jay will stay in hospital for neurological observation. We await spinal orthopaedic assessment and further management.’

Remco Evenepoel will be out of the Ardennes Classics following the Basque Country crash.

Belgian Remco Evenepoel of Soudal Quick-Step and Danish Jonas Vingegaard of Jumbo-Visma cross the finish line of stage 9 of the 2023 edition of the ‘Vuelta a Espana’, BELGA PHOTO PEP DALMAU – Photo by Icon sport

A Soudal Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team statement said: ‘Following the crash during Thursday’s stage 4 of Itzulia Basque Country, Remco Evenepoel was taken to hospital, for medical examination.

‘There it was revealed that the Belgian Champion suffered a fracture to his right collarbone and his right scapula. 

‘Remco will travel to Belgium on Friday, where he will undergo an operation on his collarbone, and further examination, at the hospital in Herentals.’

Bicycling Australia are sending all our thoughts and best wishes to Jay and everyone involved.

Riders injuries include –

Jonas Vingegaard: broken collarbone and several broken ribs.

Remco Evenepoel: broken collarbone and broken scapula.

Primož Roglič: abbrasions.

Jay Vine: cervical and two thoracic spine vertebral body fractures.

Steff Cras: 2 perforated lungs, 2 broken ribs, broken vertebrae.

To be updated.


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