Black Easter Sunday at La Roue Tourangelle UCI 1.1!
Team Vorarlberg leader Alexis Guerin out injured for longer – Black Easter Sunday at La Roue Tourangelle UCI 1.1
The strong race of the Team Vorarlberg cracks was lost in the light of the events in yesterday’s spring classic La Roue Tourangelle in Tours (FRA) over 204 kilometers. Swiss Pro Roland Thalmann finished the race in 24th position, but the team from Vorarlberg was already active in the early stages and launched some attacks.
Radio Tour reports: “Fortin and Moreno out after crash”.
Towards the middle of the race, co-favorite Filippo Fortin and Adria Moreno were involved in a mass crash – “out of race” for the two reports Radio Tour shortly afterwards. Fortin gets away with some bruises, as well as Adrio Moreno after a check in the hospital. Suspicion of a slight hand or arm injury, as well as bruises.
Racing luck where are you? Alexis Guerin falls after crash longer out!
The Easter Sunday should still take a more inglorious end. The finale of the race, which featured numerous World Tour teams, had long since begun when a rider at the front of the field went down. Team success guarantor Alexis Guerin was riding directly behind him and had no chance to avoid the crash. He remains motionless. Only after first aid can he be transported to the hospital. The sobering initial diagnosis: a fracture of the shoulder (acromion head), impairment of the patella tendon and a concussion. Thus, Guerin is out for a long time.
Winner of the race are Arnaud Demare (FRA/Groupama-FDJ). Second Nacer Bouhanni (FRA/Arkea Samsic), Third Marc Serreau (FRA/AG2R Citröen).
“After a great start to the season, we are currently having to take some real knocks. But the sport teaches us life over and over again. All three drivers are seasoned professionals. You can see that the stakes are high because many races can’t take place due to the pandemic. That’s why they’re taking more risks and pushing hard. Now it’s a matter of curing the injuries and rebuilding. The next races in France were unfortunately cancelled because of the lockdown. So we will have a training camp and start racing again at the end of April. The season will last all the longer in the fall – and by then Guerin u. Co. will be making a splash again!” Team Manager Thomas Kofler
Squad 20th Int. La Roue Tourangelle: Adria Moreno, Roland Thalmann, Filippo Fortin, Maximilian Kuen, Markus Wildauer, Alexis Guerin, Colin Stüssi;