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Track cycling: broken collarbone, concussion, the huge fall of Letizia Paternoster in Munich

2022-08-14T09:57:53.843Z

World champion Letizia Paternoster suffers concussive head trauma and broken collarbone after fall During the elimination race of the European Championships in Munich, the Italian cyclist, Letizia Paternoster, was caught in a heavy fall at more than 50 km / h with several cyclists, on Saturday. According to the Italian Cycling Federation (FIC), the world champion suffered a traumatic brain injury with concussion and a broken collarbone. She was subsequently evacuated on a stretcher from the ep



During the elimination race of the European Championships in Munich, the Italian cyclist, Letizia Paternoster, was caught in a heavy fall at more than 50 km / h with several cyclists, on Saturday.

According to the Italian Cycling Federation (FIC), the world champion suffered a traumatic brain injury with concussion and a broken collarbone.

She was subsequently evacuated on a stretcher from the ephemeral velodrome in Munich after being rescued for about a quarter of an hour at the edge of the track, while the race had been interrupted.

Sun visors have been installed on the edge of the track to protect the Italian cyclist from view while she is being treated and evacuated.

“The young woman always remained conscious, she still is but does not remember anything that happened, which is normal in this case.

She is being kept in hospital for observation overnight,” FIC doctor Antonio Angelucci said in a statement.

A track feared by cyclists

The double Olympic speed champion (individual in 2016 and team in 2012), the German Kristina Vogel, had feared heavy falls on this 200-meter track, against about 250 meters usually, especially in disciplines such as the keirin where the cyclists are neck and neck at speeds of 80 km/h.

The Dutchman Harrie Lavreysen, king of the sprint, has, meanwhile, declared to skip the individual speed, of which he is Olympic and world champion, at the European Championships, due to an increased risk of falling.

Source: leparis

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