Formolo suspects fractured wrist after crashing into baby wild boar

ANDORRELAVIEILLE ANDORRA JULY 11 Davide Formolo of Italy and UAETeam Emirates during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 15 a 1913km stage from Cret to AndorrelaVieille LeTour TDF2021 on July 11 2021 in AndorrelaVieille Andorra Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Davide Formolo suspects that he has a fractured wrist as a result of colliding into a wild boar while training in Monaco on January 3. According to a report in La Gazzetta dello Sport (opens in new tab), the UAE Team Emirates rider was descending at 60 km/h when he said he hit a baby wild boar and crashed.

"We are still working a lot on the right wrist, we are afraid that there is some fracture," Formolo said.

Formolo explained that he was descending the Col de la Turbie, above Monte Carlo, near his home in Monaco when a baby wild boar ran onto the road in front of him causing an accident.

"Fortune is blind, but misfortune sees us very well. I was descending fast, going to the right and a baby boar crossed the road running. I couldn't do anything about it, he hit his head on my front wheel," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I fell over. I was going downhill at 40 mph and was on the ground. We are still working a lot on my right wrist, we are still afraid that there is some fracture. It looks like nothing is broken, but there are a lot of bones in the hands and it takes ten days to show any fractures.

"I did a week with the time trial bike, but I still can't stand up on the bike."

UAE Team Emirates have not yet released a medical update.

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Kirsten Frattini
Women's Editor

Kirsten Frattini is an honours graduate of Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's WorldTour. She has worked in both print and digital publishing, and started with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. Moving into a Production Editor's role in 2014, she produces and publishes international race coverage for all men's and women's races including Spring Classics, Grand Tours, World Championships and Olympic Games, and writes and edits news and features. As the Women's Editor at Cyclingnews, Kirsten also coordinates and oversees the global coverage of races, news, features and podcasts about women's professional cycling.