'No fractures' – Wout van Aert assesses damage from overcooked corner at Tour de France

Team Visma - Lease a Bike team's Belgian rider Wout Van Aert crashes in the Col de Neronne ascent during the 11th stage of the 111th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 211 km between Évaux-les-Bains and Le Lioran, on July 10, 2024. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)
Wout van Aert (Visma-Lease a Bike) comes down on stage 11 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

The medical report on stage 10 of the Tour de France had Wout van Aert down as having "contusions left elbow and forearm" after crashing at speed on a corner. The damage was bad enough that the Visma-Lease a Bike rider went to the medical truck after the stage for x-rays to check for fractures.

“Luckily I have no fractures," Van Aert said in an interview broadcast by FloBikes. "We came here to be sure that I didn’t have any fractures in the arm because that was quite painful after the crash but luckily that’s not the case, so good news.” 

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Simone Giuliani
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Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.