Magnus Cort Nielsen, 24, just had a dangerous and serious accident that left him with a broken collarbone right before starting his journey as a member of Astana’s family.
The news was made public by Astana on social media, indicating that the rider had broken his collarbone on a training ride on Saturday.
The Danish rider also suffered several abrasions on his head and face and apparently, the bone he broke was the same one he damaged in a crash at this season’s Tour de Yorkshire a couple of months ago.
“Unfortunately, Astana 2018 newcomer Magnus Cort Nielsen crashed during a training. He broke his collarbone,” read a statement from the new team. “We wish to him a very fast recovery. Get well soon, Magnus, we are waiting for you!”
A rough start
Double stage winner at this year’s Vuelta a Espana, Cort Nielsen, has left Orica-Scot and signed for Astana on a two-year deal, however, he will most probably be unable to become part in the new team’s first winter training camp that starts after a week.
Unfortunately, Astana 2018 newcomer Magnus Cort Nielsen crashed during a training and broke his collarbone. We wish to him a very fast recovery. Get well soon, Magnus, we are waiting for you! #AstanaProTeam pic.twitter.com/VQmhW2XNcm
— Astana Pro Team (@AstanaTeam) December 3, 2017
“Joining Astana next season is an exciting challenge for me. I hope I will have a chance to show my ability in the big Classic races. And, of course, also help the team in the Grand Tours,” he said once he finalized the deal.