The crash was allegedly caused by a camera motorbike with just a few kilometres to go, and while Brown called it a day, Roux still managed to finish the race, alongside his teammate William Bonnet, and just seven minutes down on race winner Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)
"I've added a new fracture to my palmarès: my shoulder blade," Roux tweeted on Monday after the extent of his injuries had been confirmed.
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"Thank you to the camera motorbike at the GP Bruno Beghelli. That's the end of my season, and I now have four weeks of 'immobilisation'," he wrote, sarcastically thanking the motorbike's rider, while implying that he was likely have to wear a sling for the next month.
Brown's injury is arguably less severe, but is nevertheless "not how I wanted to end my season", the 27-year-old American wrote on Twitter.
"Broken collarbone to start the offseason. Thank you to the @Ride_Argyle [EF-Drapac] staff for taking such good care of me. I'll be back!" Brown wrote.
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