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Gracia undergoes surgery following Val di Sole crash

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June 05, 2012, 18:42 BST,
June 05, 2012, 19:42 BST
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Cédric Gracia (CG Racing Brigade)

Cédric Gracia (CG Racing Brigade)

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Pelvic and femur fractures sustained by French downhiller

Cedric Gracia (CG Racing Brigade) underwent surgery for injuries sustained while practicing during the Val di Sole round of the UCI Downhill World Cup last weekend according to

In addition to fracturing his pelvis in four places, he also fractured the head of his femur. The Frenchman went down after a rock impacted his front brake cable, and he was unable to slow himself down.

Gracia remained conscious throughout and was transferred to a nearby hospital in Italy. Following surgery there, he was moved to another hospital in Montpellier, France.

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