The 54th Presidential Tour of Turkey ended with an unfortunate injury for Quick-Step’s Fernando Gaviria who broke his collarbone after crashing just 4km away from the finish line.
Despite the seriousness of his injury the rider courageously picked himself up, remounted the bike and managed to finish the stage.
The Colombian was caught in a squeeze between two other riders with just 3.9 km left, but he came crashing down after his bike collided with the rider in front of him.
A lot of pain
The 24-year-old looked in a lot of pain as landed shoulder-first on the hard gravel, and instantly reached for his collar bone.
He still managed to cross the finish line, after which he was immediately taken to a nearby hospital.
X-rays revealed that Gaviria had suffered from a clavicle fracture and he would need to fly out to Belgium to undergo treatment. It’s not clear yet whether he would need a surgery to recover.
The rider was attended to by medical staff as soon as crashed on the side of the road, but he decided to ride out to the finish line without using his right hand to hold the handlebars.
His team, Quick-Step Floors, was undeterred by the crash and managed claim victory in the stage regardless.