Women’s Tour de France sees shocking crash which leaves rider Laura Sussemilch with two broken vertebrae | The Sun

GERMAN cycling star Laura Sussemilch suffered a bad neck injury following a crash at the inaugural women's Tour de France.

The Plantur–Pura ace was one of several riders hurt during the incident-packed 136.4km stage two near Paris yesterday.

The 25-year-old, who took gold with the pursuit team at the World Track Cycling World Championships last year, had also fallen a day earlier in the opening stage.

Her team tweeted an update on her injury last night.

It said: "She broke two vertebrae and must wear a neck collar for the time being.

"The fractures are stable and she hopes to return to Germany soon.

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"We wish her a good recovery!"

In the Musette also tweeted footage of a crash which left Italy's Marta Cavalli, 24, needing hospital treatment for a head injury.

The FDJ-Suez rider had to abandon the race after hitting the deck hard.

Amstel Gold Race winner Cavalli was hit at high speed by Aussie Nicole Frain while she was laying on the ground.

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Jumbo-Visma's Marianne Vos claimed victory on the second stage to become the new overall leader of the race.

Dutch star Vos, 35, regarded as one of the best riders of all time, will wear the yellow leader's jersey today from Reims to Epernay.

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