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Herald Sun Tour: more injuries

Shinichi Fukushima (Bridgestone Anchor)

Shinichi Fukushima (Bridgestone Anchor) (Image credit: Mark Gunter)

In the fifth stage of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Australia won by Baden Cooke, Japanese rider Shinichi Fukushima was an unlucky man, crashing at high speed on the descent between Seville and Wandin. His steerer tube snapped, and fortunately the Bridgestone Anchor rider had the nerve to roll out of the fast-moving peloton when the problem occurred, thereby avoiding a bunch crash.

The 34 year-old still suffered a broken collar bone from the incident and was transported to hospital in Ringwood where he joined Wednesday's major casualty, Jayco VIS cyclist Patrick Shaw, who underwent facial surgery today. Shaw, 19, has a broken nose, a possible broken jaw and a suspected chipped pelvic bone after crashing into a wall on the stage four descent into Eildon.

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