GIANT-ALPECIN TRAINING ACCIDENT
Six Team Giant-Alpecin riders were involved in a crash in training during the team training camp near Calpe, Spain, today. A medical update on the riders’ condition is provided below.
Warren Barguil (FRA): fractured scaphoid; may require surgery but not yet determined.
John Degenkolb (GER): successful surgery on a cut in his upper leg; currently receiving treatment on his hand and a fracture to his forearm.
Chad Haga (USA): was airlifted to a hospital; successful surgery on neck and chin wounds; orbital fracture will be treated later.
Fredrik Ludvigsson (SWE): scratches and bruises all over his body.
Ramon Sinkeldam (NED): scratches and bruises all over his body.
Max Walscheid (GER): fractured hand and tibia; surgery likely required.
CEO Iwan Spekenbrink said: “It has been a very tough day for the team and the riders will need time to recover. This team — riders, both men and women, and everyone in the organization — feels like a band of brothers and sisters. Together, and by standing by each other, the team will come out of this stronger than ever.”