Elia Viviani banged up but not broken in dramatic Dwars door Vlaanderen crash

Elia Viviani (Cofidis)
Elia Viviani (Cofidis) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Elia Viviani did not suffer any obvious fractures in a dramatic crash in the Dwars door Vlaanderen, his team said on Wednesday, but whether he will race for Cofidis in next week's Scheldeprijs as planned is still to be determined.

In a warm and dusty edition of the mid-week semi-Classic, Viviani slid out in a cobbled left turn and tumbled over the pavé and landed in a culvert, with Alpecin-Fenix rider Jonas Rickaert unable to avoid riding into him and also falling. Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates) and Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) were also held up in the incident.

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