Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Oops! Cav penalised following crash at Tour of Switzerland
Both riders appeared to drift at various stages of the sprint but Cavendish, riding on the limit and "rocking" from side to side, appeared to sway to his left momentarily before the impact. Cav Cavendish might reflect that he has escaped very lightly in terms of injury. As he crashed to ground and was run-over by Tom Boonen, the former world champion, it seemed likely his Tour de France challenge next month was over and possibly the season as well but in the end a nasty outbreak of 'road rash' - the torn and ripped skin caused by a crash - appears to be the only damage. The mental scars may take a while to heal though. "He has skin rash everywhere," said team doctor Helge Ripenhof. "In the right shoulder, the right hip, the right knee, and he's very shaken but no broken bones as far we can see."
Posted by Manx Mum at 11:24 AM