Following medical examinations after crashing out of the Tour de Romandie on stage 2, it has been confirmed that Warren Barguil has suffered a fracture of his pelvis.
The unfortunate news comes after a fall during the tough stage hit by snow and heavy rain in Switzerland where Barguil fell and was unable to continue. The French rider fractured his iliac crest, part of his pelvis.
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Explaining more about the injury, Team Sunweb’s Team Physician, Anko Boelens, said: “Warren has a fracture of the left iliac crest. The fracture is only slightly displaced. As far we can judge now surgery will not be needed, but this will be rechecked after a few days.
“As soon as pain permits Warren can start walking again, this is usually after one week. Riding on rollers is possible after approximately three weeks. From there on we will have to see when he is able to be competitive again.“
Barguil will stay in Switzerland for a few days before returning home to France. Further details on the recovery process will follow. In the meantime we wish Barguil a strong recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the bike in due course.