Italian track cyclist Letizia Paternoster has suffered a concussion and a broken collarbone from her crash during the elimination race at the European Championships in Munich. The world champion in this part had to spend the night in hospital as a precaution. Paternoster announced via Instagram that her collarbone was broken in three places.
The 23-year-old Italian, who drives for Trek-Segafredo on the road and took silver at this European Championship with the Italian pursuit team, crashed during the elimination race. It led to a massive crash with a lot of riders. Paternoster initially lay motionless on the track. She was treated there for minutes by a medical team. Paternoster was eventually transported to the hospital on a stretcher, wearing a protective neck collar.
After a long hiatus, the waste course continued. The Dutch Mylène de Zoete took bronze, the gold went to Lotte Kopecky from Belgium.