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Fominykh falls into a ravine at Paris-Nice

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Mar. 13, 2016
  • Updated Mar. 14, 2016 at 12:53 PM EDT
Daniil Fominykh survived a scary fall at Paris-Nice Sunday. Photo: Astana Team

Astana’s Daniil Fominykh will be out for at least a month after a scary fall in the seventh and final stage of Paris-Nice. The 24-year-old from Kazakhstan crashed on a descent and tumbled into a ravine, requiring a concentrated rescue effort to transport him to the hospital.

Fominykh suffered two fractured vertebrae in the fall.

According to the Astana Twitter account, Fominykh maintained consciousness through the incident, but he will need time to recover before getting back to racing.

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