Matthews came in the first stage of Paris-Nice, 80 km from the finish line at val. A sudden gust of wind struck him down, leaving the Australian with the front wheel under the wheel of the team, the townspeople and head went. He was just outside consciousness. The hospital was initially a concussion, but Sunweb-sports director Michiel Elijzen reported this morning in our editorial that further research was also a kaakbreuk revealed. This would be the leader, certainly Milan-Sanremo (23 march) miss out and threaten the other classics in the water to fall. Sunweb-perschef Peter Reef late this afternoon, however, that Matthews is also a kaakbreuk down.
Striking: the Dutch Sunweb-colleague Martijn Tusveld came in the same stage at fall and suffered a fractured jaw. He lost several teeth in the crash.