Trentin calls for barrier safety changes after Hodeg crash

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Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) has spoken out about the dangers of protruding barrier feet after Álvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-QuickStep) was badly injured in a crash in the finale of the Tour de l'Eurométropole on Saturday.

As the Colombian exited the final corner of the race, he hit the barrier feet, which poked out onto the road. He was later taken to hospital with fractures to his left forearm, right shoulder and two ribs.

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