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Vinokourov operation a success after Tour crash

Vinokourov operation a success after Tour crash

The Astana team says Alexandre Vinokourov has had successful surgery on his broken right thighbone after a mass crash that marred Sunday's ninth stage of the Tour de France.
The 37-year-old Kazakh star was one of several riders caught up in a pileup midway through the stage between Issoire and Saint-Flour in the Massif Central.
The Astana team leader flew off his bike and had to be helped up by teammates as he lay under a tree.
Vinokourov was flown by helicopter to La Pitie Salpetriere hospital in Paris, and had surgery on Sunday night.
Astana said in a statement Monday that "it was a complex fracture" and "the operation went well," adding that Vinokourov's wife is flying from Kazakhstan to visit him on Tuesday.


Updated : 2021-05-10 15:40 GMT+08:00