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Barguil out of Paris-Nice race with fractured vertebra

PARIS (AP) — French cyclist Warren Barguil has been taken to the hospital with a fractured vertebra after a serious crash during the Paris-Nice race on Monday. Barguil, who won the won the Tour de France's King of the Mountains jersey in 2017 as the best climber, was involved in a crash 59 kilometers (36.6 miles) into the second stage won by race leader Dylan Groenewegen.

His team, Arkea-Samsic, says Barguil briefly lost consciousness and was diagnosed with a double fracture of the second cervical vertebra. It is unclear how long Barguil will be sidelined. Arkea-Samsic general manager Emmanuel Hubert told local media Barguil's injury "is very annoying but he will recover soon and he will be very fine."

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