French road-race champion Remi Cavagna will undergo surgery after breaking a vertebra in a training accident, his team Deceuninck announced on Friday. The 26-year-old, who won a stage in the 2019 Vuelta, was involved in a crash with Belgian teammate Mauri Vansevenant at a pre-season training camp in Spain. Vansevenant broke a thumb in the accident. Cavagna was treated at a hospital in Valencia and is scheduled to undergo surgery on Monday, the Belgian team said, adding that the rider had suffered no nerve damage.
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