Despite hard crash, Juan Ayuso should be fit to start stage 6 of Dauphine: "Juan fell hard on his hip, elbow and ankle, but didn't break anything"

Stage 5 of Critérium du Dauphiné was marked by the mass crash of nearly half of the peloton, including some of the big names of the peloton in France. UAE Team Emirates seemed to be, along with Visma | Lease a Bike among the most involved teams, with all but one rider hitting the deck. Luckily, the consequences don't seem to be grave enough to prevent them from starting on Friday.

While Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic came off relatively well, this seems less the case with Juan Ayuso. The Spaniard remained seated for some time and was eventually helped up with the help of some colleagues and colleagues. After the finish, the leader of the team from the Emirates, who is making his debut in the Tour de France, immediately cycled on for additional checks.

An official message from the communications department of UAE Team Emirates finally provided some relief for Tadej Pogacar's Tour de France ambition. "Juan fell hard on his hip, elbow and ankle, but didn't break anything. However, he will be stiff for the next three or four days," said doctor Adrian Rutonno.

He also provided an update on the other riders. "Wellens fell on his right hand and his wrist is not completely comfortable, but he can still hold his bicycle well. He also suffers from back and knee problems, but he can also race. Pavel Sivakov and Igor Arietta have hip and knee problems, Politt has been hit on his hip, knee and several ribs. He has no apparent rib fracture or lung injury. Michael Vink fell hard on his elbow. Marc Soler was the only one who did not fall," concluded Rutonno.

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