Ivo Oliveira suffered hand fracture at Boucles de la Mayenne and might miss the Olympic Games: "It was a huge disappointment"

Ivo Oliveira crashed during the last stage of the Boucles de la Mayenne 2024, but still managed to complete the race. However subsequent tests revealed a fracture of the metacarpus of his right hand, a problem that will see him forced to undergo surgery. The Portguese will be treated near his home, in Porto.

"Depending on the bone healing, he will hopefully be back training on the road in 2 weeks, and return to competition in 4-6 weeks," were the words of the UAE Team Emirates doctor, Adriano Rotunno in press release. It remains to be seen, therefore, whether the 27-year-old will be ready in time for the track competitions at the Olympic Games in Paris, but the time is not playing into his hands.

Oliveira himself commented the situation on his Instagram profile: "The last race didn't go well. In the last stage I attacked right at the last kilometre, but in a bend the front wheel slipped and I couldn't avoid the fall, which then caused me to fracture my hand. It was a huge disappointment. I also want to apologize to Matthias Norsgaard for involving him in the crash and for ruining his race."

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