Following a very difficult opening stage of Paris – Nice for Team Sunweb which saw both Michael Matthews and Martijn Tusveld crash out of the race separately, and Roy Curvers suffer injuries to his hand following a collision with a concrete roadside pole, the team gives the latest update on each rider’s condition.
Team Sunweb Physician Camiel Aldershof gave an update, saying: “Both Michael and Martijn crashed quite hard but are relatively OK given the circumstances. Both received assessments in hospital. Martijn suffered a fractured jaw and will remain in hospital to undergo surgery before returning home.
“Michael suffered a concussion and was cleared of having any fractures but will remain in hospital overnight. Roy suffered a contusion of his right hand when he hit the pole but scans were clear of any fractures. We will assess his condition in the morning ahead of tomorrow’s second stage.”
Team Sunweb wishes both Martijn and Michael a speedy recovery.