Viviani injuries not serious after being hit by motorbike


Elia Viviani did not suffer any serious injuries after being struck from behind by a motorbike following a crash in the Paris-Roubaix, Team Sky announced. 

Viviani was slowing down on the Trouee d'Arenberg cobbled sector after the road was blocked due to a huge crash by Orica-GreenEdge's Mitch Docker when he was hit by the motorbike.

The Team Sky rider was forced into the barriers and was later taken to hospital, where checks revealed he suffered no serious injuries. 

"Elia is doing very well which is good news," confirmed team doctor Derick Macleod. "He thought he'd anticipated the crash and saw it happen in front of him.

"He managed to come to a stop on the right by the barrier when the motorbike went into him. 

"He went to the hospital and the X-rays revealed he has no fractures. He's got a few bruises and abrasions and he's a bit sore obviously, but we're really thankful he's got no significant injuries.

"We expect him to make a quick recovery."

Viviani took to Twitter to update his well-wishers, also including a few spectator images from the crash, writing: "Today I was unlucky but at the same time the most lucky of the world! A big Chest trauma and two cut (chest and hip)."