As reported La Vanguardiathe young danish Mathias Norsgaard, of the Movistar team, has suffered a double tibia fracture being hit by a car while training in Girona, according to the cyclist himself explained to the Danish television TV2.
Norsgaard, 22, one of Movistar's young signings for the 2020 campaign after the departures of the Colombian Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa, will have to be six months off After being operated before being able to debut with the Spanish team.
The Danish runner won this 2019 the first stage of the Tour del Porvenir and before it ended third in the time trial sub-23 of the World Cup in Innsbruck, in 2018.
"My preparation was going really well and I was looking forward to starting with the team. Now everything has gone to waste. Fortunately, I have a two-year contract with Movistar, but breaking my leg is the worst start I could haver, ”Denmark told TV2.
In his day, the Movistar especially highlighted his height: "The more than two meters high of Norsgaard, a record of the structure of Abarca Sports, make it a powerful asset for the plain, especially in the time trial," they said
The accident, he said, occurred when a car hit him when he entered a parking lot and the Danish racer, who was finishing his training session in Girona, crashed into a lamppost. "I could not do anything. I crashed into the car and went against the lamppost. If it had not been for the post the wounds would have been minor, since in the rest of the body I have nothing”He explained. Norsgaard was transferred to a hospital in Girona, but it has not yet been decided whether he will be operated in Spain or will return to Denmark to be treated there.