GRAMYou were lucky? That was probably the first thought many people had when on Thursday night after the serious fall during the Tour of the Basque Country The news from the hospital wards circulated. The two-time winner of the Tour de France Jonas Vingegaard, transported on a stretcher with a neck brace and an oxygen tube, suffered a fractured rib and clavicle and a hematoma in the lung. For Remco Evenepoel it was the shoulder blade and collarbone, for Primoz Roglic it was simply abrasions.

Australian Jay Vine suffered the worst injuries: a cervical spine fracture and two thoracic spine fractures, but fortunately he was not diagnosed with any neurological problems. The television images raised fears of something even worse.