Twitter

Elia Viviani shares the extent of his Paris-Roubaix injuries on Twitter

Elia Viviani shares the extent of his Paris-Roubaix injuries on Twitter

Elia Viviani takes to Twitter after being hit by a motorbike on the Arenberg cobbled sector at Paris-Roubaix

Elia Viviani escaped with a chest injury and cuts to his hip after being struck from behind on the Trouée d’Arenberg cobbled sector in Paris-Roubaix.

The Team Sky rider was slowing down after the road was blocked due to a huge crash by Orica-GreenEdge’s Mitch Docker when he was hit by the motorbike, who had approached the sector at speed.

Viviani was forced into the barriers at the side of the cobbles as fans took evasive action. A spectator managed to catch the clip on camera and uploaded it to Twitter.

Also on the social network, Viviani updated his well-wishers with pictures of the crash and his bandaged-up injuries.