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by Mark Zalewski
January 28, 2017
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Ag2r La Mondiale’s Alexis Vuillermoz will be out of racing for at least a month from a car crash injury, and unable to start the upcoming Volta a la Communitat Valencia.
Vuillermoz won stage 8 of the 2015 Tour de France.
The 28-year-old fractured his first lumbar vertebrae, according to the team’s doctor.
“It’s happening at the beginning of the season and we have to remain optimistic,” Vuillermoz said in a statement. “I was looking forward to racing again at the Volta a la Communitat Valencia. But I must take care of a back injury to not risk the rest of the season.”
Mikaël Chérel will replace Vuillermoz in Valencia.
Vuillermoz won a stage of the Tour de France in 2015 and finished third in the French road race championships last year.