Vuelta a España short news roundup: Ilnur Zakarin, Fabio Aru, Peter Sagan
Aug 27 2018 02:33 am CET

Vuelta a España short news roundup: Ilnur Zakarin, Fabio Aru, Peter Sagan
Vuelta a España short news roundup: Ilnur Zakarin, Fabio Aru, Peter Sagan
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The Vuelta a España short news roundup includes Ilnur Zakarin's and Fabio Aru's crashes and the difficult day that Peter Sagan endured.

Ilnur Zakarin suffers minor injuries at Vuelta a España Crash

The rider of Katusha-Alpecin suffered a crash close to the 100-kilometre mark at the second stage of the Spanish grand tour. The rider lost one minute and one second to the day's winner Alejandro Valverde, despite having pain on his knee and shoulder.

The rider underwent X-rays and examinations just after the stage that showed that he didn't suffer any fractures at the crash. Zakarin has a contusion in the shoulder that causes pain but he will be able to continue in the race.

Fabio Aru endures abrasions after Vuelta fall

The Italian rider of UAE Team Emirates also crashed at the second stage of the Spanish race. Fortunately, he only had small abrasions on the right leg as a result of this incident.

"We were aware that it was going to be a tricky stage and that in the final km there would have been small gaps," he explained. "I slipped at 70 km, approaching a bend. Luckily I only have a small abrasion on the right leg. I'm pretty happy with how my legs felt as it was not easy because of the heat. Some GC opponents were ahead, other ones with me and others behind, but we know that in these stages that it could be like this."

Tough day for Peter Sagan at Vuelta a España

The three-time World Champion showed that he hasn't reached his optimal form at the second stage of the Vuelta a España. Sagan was dropped by the peloton in the last stretch of the day, which points out that he hasn't gotten into his ideal shape after crashing at the 17 stage of the Tour de France.

The rider stated at the start of the race that this is a preparation for the upcoming World Championships in Innsbruck, where he will try to defend his title. "I'm on the right track to get my form where it should be and I'm improving every day," said Sagan. "But, I still need more time to recover from the crash at the Tour de France. I gave my best today, just like I do every time I race."




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