LottoNL-Jumbo looking for compensation after Kruijswijk crash
Aug 29 2016 07:36 pm CET

LottoNL-Jumbo looking for compensation after Kruijswijk crash
LottoNL-Jumbo looking for compensation after Kruijswijk crash

Dutch UCI WorldTour team LottoNL-Jumbo has asked Vuelta a España organizer Unipublic for financial compensation following the crash of its leader Steven Kruijswijk.

The rider crashed into a low pole in the final kilometers of stage 5 and was forced to abandon the race with a broken collarbone.

"First of all, the organization did well to apologize and said that it was their fault that that pole was still there," team manager Richard Plugge told Dutch broadcaster NOS.

"We thanked them for their apologies and for acknowledging their mistake and asked them how we can compensate the loss, as far as possible. The Vuelta replied saying that they launched an internal investigation and asked their insurance company to start a procedure with us and our rider."

The crash led to much criticism from the peloton. Belgian Jan Bakelants, who was also involved in the incident, blamed La Vuelta on Twitter saying that it "got the crash it wanted".



Photo of Steven Kruijswijk (cropped) by Lotto NL-Jumbo.





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