Spain’s Alejandro Valverde undergoes surgery after crashing out of Tour de France

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Alejandro Valverde after undergoing surgery on his knee

 MOVISTAR’S Alejandro Valverde undergoes emergency surgery after a horror crash in the Tour de France.

The Spaniard skidded into a safety barrier after losing control of his bicycle on a wet corner in Dusseldorf.

Valverde confirmed on social media that he suffered a break to his kneecap but the operation was successful.

Elsewhere, Geraint Thomas claimed the Stage 1 yellow jersey despite crashing early on alongside Sky teammate Chris Froome.

 

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