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Hodeg sustains multiple fractures in Tour de l’Eurometropole crash

Alvaro Hodeg
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Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-QuickStep) was transported to hospital with multiple fractures sustained in a crash in the final kilometre of Tour de l’Eurometropole on Saturday.

Doctors confirmed that Hodeg has suffered a left forearm fracture, a right shoulder fracture and two fractured ribs.

Hodeg will require operation on his shoulder, which will be performed in Belgium, on Sunday. He will also continue to be monitored for signs of concussion overnight, but is in stable and comfortable condition, according to a statement from Deceuninck-QuickStep.

Hodeg went into the Tour de l’Eurometropole as a favourite to win the race having been victorious at the Münsterland Giro earlier this week. 

He was in a prime sprint position during the final kilometre of Tour de l’Eurometropole but clipped the barrier feet and crashed heavily through the last corner. He was taken to the hospital where doctors assessed his injuries. 

Piet Allegaert (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) went on to win the race with Hodeg's teammate Florian Sénéchal finishing second.

Deceuninck-QuickStep announced on Sunday afternoon that Hodeg had undergone successful surgery on his left shoulder, and would remain in hospital under observation for another night.