Valgren fractures hand on EF debut

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Michael Valgren suffered an immediate setback on his EF Education-Nippo debut, fracturing bones in his hand during stage 1 of the Étoile de Bessèges in France. 

The Danish rider, signed from NTT Pro Cycling, managed to finish the opening stage on Thursday in 127th place. However, scans later revealed fractures to the second and third metacarpals in his left hand. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.