This 2nd stage of the Tour de France Femmes took a heavy toll on FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope team. Four of our riders were involved in several crashes today: Grace Brown, Evita Muzic, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig and Marta Cavalli.
With 25km to go, Marta Cavalli was slowed by a crash that happened in front of her. She was then violently hit by another rider from behind, forcing her to abandon the race. The first medical examination, carried out by the race staff, showed that Marta suffered a head and lower body trauma requiring her to go to the hospital for further examination. The findings were reassuring and have not indicated any further injuries or fractures. Marta remains under medical supervision.
There are no serious injuries to declare regarding Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, Evita Muzic and Grace Brown.
The entire FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope team and staff would like to extend their full support to Marta who, as usual, will return to the peloton even stronger and more determined. We would also like to thank the staff of the Léon Binet Hospital of Provins for their attention and kindness.
The Women’s Tour de France is far from lost for FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope, but this day reminds us how dangerous our sport can be. We will fight relentlessly on all the next stages of this Tour to play a leading role in the general classification. We will fight for Marta.