Emanuel Buchmann's BORA - hansgrohe stint may have ended - Broken hip and collarbone after Tour de Suisse crash

Emanuel Buchmann had a fall out with BORA - hansgrohe and now had a rough fall in what was his last race day with the German national champion's jersey. Buchmann crashed yesterday during stage 2 of the Tour de Suisse and has suffered severe injuries as a result.

It is a nightmare situation for the German climber. He had been working towards the Giro d'Italia this year and looked to reach very good form just before the race, but was replaced in the lineup leading to great discontent.

"I cannot describe my disappointment and frustration be not nominated for the Giro d'Italia this year," he had written at the time. "All year was planed for the Giro and even BORA - hansgrohe promised me the Co-Leadership for the GC." Right after, Buchmann raced the Tour de Hongrie where he finished second in the overall classification only behind an impressive Thibau Nys.

It was speculated at the time that Buchmann could possibly not race anymore in the team's jersey, but that was ultimately not the case. He raced the GP des Kantons Aargau and was an outsider for the overall classification in Suisse - where he was BORA's best card. He crashed with under 2 kilometers ago on stage 2, and the consequences were quite harsh.

"Medical update following the crash of Emanuel Buchmann - definitely not the news we were hoping for: Examinations have revealed a broken collarbone & a broken hip. He‘ll need to undergo surgery for both injuries," the team shared on social media. "We’re wishing Emu all the best and a swift recovery!"

With four months to the end of the season, this is a huge hit for the 31-year old's ambitions for the rest of the season. It has seemed pretty clear that the team will opt not to choose him to another Grand Tour, but regardless there were races where he could aim for a result. As a result of the broken hip, there is no telling how long recovery will take - and how this will affect his chances of remaining in a World Tour team.

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