Chavanel ruled out of TDF

2010-04-26 22:21
Sylvain Chavanel (AFP)

Paris - French cycling ace Sylvain Chavanel has been ruled out of action for two months due to injuries sustained in a crash during Sunday's Liege-Bastogne-Liege, his Quick Step team announced.

Chavanel suffered a fractured skull and concussion after crashing into another team's car which had braked suddenly in front of him at the end of the prestigious, 258km-long one-day classic.

It has ruled him out of the Tour de France (July 3 - 25), where he would normally be aiming for a stage win.

Chavanel is still in observation at hospital in Liege where he underwent further tests Monday, but will be transported to a hospital closer to home, near Poitiers, on Tuesday.

Quick Step said: "He won't be able to train for at least eight weeks."

Read more on:    tdf

Cancellara breaks vertebrae

2015-03-27 21:31


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.