Marcel Camprubí, out of competition for a month due to a fracture in his right hand
The rider from Barcelona Marcel Camprubí will remain at least a month without a race bib due to a small fracture he suffered during the Gran Premio Primavera de Ontur. Camprubí was one of the riders involved in the pile-up that took place in the middle of the race and, although he tried to continue with the competition, he ended up retiring in one of the passes through the finish line when he was cut.
In addition to other bruises and abrasions from the blow, Camprubí suffered a severe blow to his right hand. After the race, he was treated by the race’s assistance services and began to show a large swelling in the area. Medical tests he underwent on Sunday evening showed that he had a small fracture in the first metacarpal, without displacement, which will force him to take it easy for a few weeks.
“It’s a pity. I was feeling very well in Ontur and the feeling was strange and frustrating, happy for the team’s race and Fran’s victory, impotent with my performance, because with the fall it’s as if I had been left without really being able to compete. A rider went right in front of me and I couldn’t do anything to avoid him. It was a big blow and the helmet did its job. Now I just have to take it easy. It’s time for a few weeks with the hand immobilised and to work with the roller”.
Rafa Díaz Justo, director of the U23 team: “As I told Marcel after the race, he doesn’t have to worry. The important thing is to recover well. A stoppage almost in the middle of March like this is not so serious. With a view to the important objectives that will come later on, I’m sure this stop will be good for him. He was having a great Cup and he was one of our important riders for this block of races. But the important thing, as I said, is that he recovers fully. Crashes are part of cycling and the road to professionalism also involves managing these situations that happen and will happen”.