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Cherel suffered pelvic fracture in Champs-Élysées crash

By:
Cycling News
Published:
August 03, 2012, 11:37 BST,
Updated:
August 03, 2012, 12:39 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Saturday, August 4, 2012
Race:
Tour de France, Stage 20
Coup de Coeur winner Mickaël Chérel (Ag2r-La Mondiale)

Coup de Coeur winner Mickaël Chérel (Ag2r-La Mondiale)

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Ag2R rider out for minimum of three weeks

Mickaël Cherel of Ag2R-La Mondiale suffered an incomplete fracture of the pelvis in his crash on the final stage of the Tour de France. He must rest at least three weeks, the team announced.

Cherel and Danilo Hondo of Lampre-ISD crashed with just over 3 km to go on the Champs-Élysées. Hondo suffered facial injuries but no fractures.

Cherel was at first believed not to have suffered serious injuries, but persistent pain led him to have further examinations. An incomplete fracture is one in which the bone fragments are still partially joined.

The 26-year-old will now rest for three weeks “before considering a return to competition.” His injury and recovery process will be reviewed within the next 10 days.

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