Sarreau out of Tour de Pologne following finish-line crash

Groupama-FDJ sprinter Marc Sarreau wins stage 3 of the 2019 Etoile de Bessèges
Groupama-FDJ sprinter Marc Sarreau wins stage 3 of the 2019 Etoile de Bessèges (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Groupama-FDJ's Marc Sarreau will not start stage 2 of the Tour de Pologne on Thursday, according to his team, after tearing tendons in his shoulder in the same finish-line crash that left Deceuninck-QuickStep's Fabio Jakobsen in a serious condition in hospital. French sprinter Sarreau went down after being hit by a section of crowd barrier that was kicked up as a result of Jakobsen's crash.

On the same day that Groupama-FDJ's Arnaud Démare came out on top to win the bunch-sprint finish to Milano-Torino in Italy, teammate Sarreau was a victim of bad luck and, according to the race jury, erratic sprinting on the part of Jumbo-Visma's Dylan Groenewegen in Poland.

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