Gerrans and Deignan injured

The crash

The crash (Image credit: Sirotti)

AG2R riders Simon Gerrans and Philip Deignan were in hospital in Aix-en-Provence last night after crashing in the GP d'Ouverture La Marseillaise.

Gerrans, the recent overall winner of the Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under, fell in the final sprint, fracturing his left collarbone, rupturing his acromioclavicular ligaments and sustaining head injuries that required several stitches. He will be transferred to today to a hospital in Nice.

Deignan fell on the final descent, some 5km from the finish and broke his right collarbone. He will undergo an operation today in Aix-en-Provence.

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