Matteo Trentin breaks rib in training fall
Jan 09 2018 07:56 pm CET

Matteo Trentin breaks rib in training fall
Matteo Trentin breaks rib in training fall
Photo of Matteo Trentin © Mary Cárdenas /

New Mitchelton-SCOTT signing Matteo Trentin will have to delay his season preparation after fracturing a rib in a training crash on the weekend.

The Italian, who made the move from Quick-Step Floors, was training in France on Saturday, January 6th when he suffered a fall and needed to be taken to a hospital in Monaco to receive treatment.

"I was training on Saturday with some hill efforts when I slipped on the downhill and went into a stone wall," the rider said.

"When I saw I was more or less OK, I decided to try to go home by bike but after one minute I understood something was wrong because I had difficulty breathing, so my girlfriend picked me up and took me to the Monaco Hospital.

"I am on rest at the moment and can't do alot but I am not in too much pain if I stay calm.

"I must thank Philippe Gilbert and Amaël Moinard who were training with me and were a nice help."

The rider will need a short period of rest before deciding on the next steps to take, according to team doctor Robbart van Linschoten. "Matteo Trentin had a fall in training resulting in a fracture to the right fifth rib. He will undertake ten days of rest before further assessment."