Injuries pile up in frantic restart of 2020 road season

Primoz Roglic gets up after his crash while leading GC in Critérium du Dauphiné
Primoz Roglic gets up after his crash while leading GC in Critérium du Dauphiné (Image credit: Getty Images)

Since the men's WorldTeams and ProTeams resumed racing in the last week of July, at least 20 riders have been struck with injuries, many of them the result of crashes in a fraught return to racing after the coronavirus pandemic postponed the early season.

Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) is the latest rider to announce time off the bike. He will skip the French national championships road race on Sunday due to back pain after crashing during stage 4 of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

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Men WorldTeam, Pro Team Injuries as of August 17
DateRiderInjuryRace
7/28/20Sebastien Henao (Col) Team Ineos(Separated shoulder)Vuelta a Burgos
7/28/20Gijs Leemreize (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma(Severed finger)Vuelta a Burgos
8/5/20Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Movistar Team(Fractured vertebrae)Tour de Pologne
8/5/20Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma(Broken collarbone)Tour de Pologne
8/5/20Damien Touze (Fra) Cofidis(Broken finger)Tour de Pologne
8/5/20Marc Sarreau (Fra) Groupama-FDJ(Separated shoulder)Tour de Pologne
8/5/20Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck-Quickstep(Broken collarbone)Milano-Torino
8/6/20Fabio Jakobsen (Ned) Deceuninck-Quickstep(Multiple injuries, severe concussion)Tour de Pologne
8/8/20Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb(Hand injury, stitches)Milan-San Remo
8/13/20Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-Up Nation(Fractured sacrum)Criterium du Dauphine
8/13/20Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo(Broken wrist)Criterium du Dauphine
8/15/20Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe(Broken collarbone)Il Lombardia
8/15/20Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Deceuninck-Quickstep(Fractured pelvis, lung contusion)Il Lombardia
8/15/20Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma(Separated shoulder)Criterium du Dauphine
8/17/20Sacha Modolo (Ita) Alpecin-Fenix(Fractured rib(s))Bitwa Warszawska
8/15/20Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe(Road rash)Criterium du Dauphine
8/15/20Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe(Wrist injury)Criterium du Dauphine
8/15/20Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma(Road rash)Criterium du Dauphine
8/16/20Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ(Hurt back)Criterium du Dauphine
8/13/20Nils Politt (Ger) Israel Start-Up Nation(Knee injury)Criterium du Dauphine
8/15/20Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale(Back pain)Criterium du Dauphine
8/18/20Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickstepFractured D12 vertebraGiro dell'Emilia

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