Jonas Vingegaard rides on stage 3 of Itzulia Basque Country, a day before a huge crash would take him and several other favorites out with serious injury.

Jonas Vingegaard is finally out of hospital

The two-time Tour de France champion suffered a pneumothorax and other serious injuries in the Itzulia stage race nearly two weeks ago.

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Jonas Vingegaard (Visma-Lease a Bike) is out of the hospital 12 days after the crash that knocked him out of the Itzulia Basque Country and left him with several injuries.

The reigning Tour de France champ had been hospitalized in Vitoria, Spain, since the fourth stage of the Itzulia on April 4, where a mass pileup saw Vingegaard and several others โ€“ including Remco Evenepoel, Jay Vine, and Primoลพ Rogliฤ โ€“ hit the deck. Many of them suffered serious injuries.

Vingegaard left the road in an ambulance and was later diagnosed with a broken collarbone, several broken ribs, and a pneumothorax (when air collects in the chest outside the lung). He underwent successful surgeries to treat both the lung issues and the collarbone fracture.

“Hello everyone, it’s time for me to leave the hospital,” he said in a social media post shared by his Visma team. “I want to thank all the medical staff for taking so good care of me. And I want to thank everyone for their moral support. I have received a lot of messages, presents and drawings. Heartwarming! Now it’s time to fully recover again. Thumbs up!!”

What’s next for Vingegaard remains unclear for now. Given that his surgeries were successful and he is out of the hospital, his recovery seems to be going as well as could be expected so far, but Visma has not yet clarified his plans for the calendar ahead. Whether he will be fit enough to defend his title at the Tour, or even make the start in Florence on June 29, remains to be seen.

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