Vuelta a España crash leaves Víctor de la Parte with multiple fractures
Aug 30 2019 02:26 am CET

Vuelta a España crash leaves Víctor de la Parte with multiple fractures
Vuelta a España crash leaves Víctor de la Parte with multiple fractures
CCC Team © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

CCC Team's Victor de la Parte has sustained multiple fractures as a result of the crash he was involved in at the sixth stage of the Vuelta a España.

De la Parte was one of the riders that hit the deck with around 90 kilometres to go, had to withdraw immediately and be taken to the hospital. There, X-rays confirmed a fracture in the scapula and a rib on his left side.

The Spaniard was riding the Spanish grand tour for the first time and was in the 13th overall place, two minutes behind the then leader of the General Classification Miguel Ángel Lopez. The injuries have finished the season of De la Parte, who will now focus completely on his recovery.

"Víctor was involved in a crash which took down a big group of riders," said CCC Team's doctor Daniele Zaccaria. "He was riding in the middle of the bunch when it happened and there was not much he could do to avoid the riders who fell in front of him. He was immediately taken to hospital where X-rays revealed a fractured scapula and rib on his left side.

"Fortunately, the scapular fracture will not require surgery but, he will require around 40 days of rest before getting back to training. Due to the time of the year, with only two months of the season left, we will advise him to be patient, take things slowly and focus on recovery so that he is healthy and ready for the next season.




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