Vingegaard successfully operated on his broken collarbone

Road 09/04/24 17:26 Migue A.

The Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard underwent surgery for a fractured collarbone that occurred after a spectacular crash last week during the Itzulia race at the Txagorritxu hospital in Vitoria where he has been hospitalized since then. Although the operation was successful, concern is focused on the evolution of the pneumothorax that is jeopardizing the cyclist's competition calendar for the coming months.

Doubts about Jonas Vingegaard's participation in the Tour de France as he recovers from his injuries

After several days in which doctors have been concerned about reducing the incidence of the pneumothorax that accompanied the other injuries suffered in the spectacular fall at the Itzulia where Jonas Vingegaard was one of the most affected, the Danish rider has finally been operated on for the broken collarbone, an injury practically trivial for a cyclist and a practically routine operation for doctors.

It is expected that the Danish rider will be able to return home in a few days, but now the focus is on how Jonas Vingegaard's calendar will be reconfigured since both the various collarbone fractures and the pneumothorax in the lung are injuries that will keep the cyclist completely inactive for several weeks, making it increasingly doubtful whether he will be able to reach the Tour de France in competitive conditions.

In statements to Het Niewsblad, Visma-Lease a Bike director Merijn Zeeman pointed out that they are considering different options and that Vingegaard "of course, aims for the Tour", although for now, the Danish rider will not take part in the altitude training camp scheduled for May as the altitude could affect the proper evolution of the pneumothorax in his lung.

Zeeman also spoke about Wout van Aert, whose recovery for the Giro d'Italia remains uncertain. "All we can do is consider all possible scenarios. We hope to be able to finalize something in the coming weeks" he added resignedly.

Regarding the other riders affected by the fall, Remco Evenepoel was also operated on for his collarbone and scapula fractures, presenting a better prognosis than Evenepoel, which should not prevent him from undergoing proper preparation. In fact, after the Itzulia, the Belgian had planned to end this first block of races, skipping his participation in Liege-Bastogne-Liege, to take a short break until the races leading up to the Tour.

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The one who came out best, however, was Primoz Roglic who only suffered, as they say in the jargon, minor injuries, with numerous abrasions and bruises but, fortunately, without fractures that could affect his recovery.



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