Five EF Education First riders crash in Vuelta a España stage 6, two are out and another's continuation is uncertain
Aug 30 2019 04:41 am CET

Five EF Education First riders crash in Vuelta a España stage 6, two are out and another's continuation is uncertain
Five EF Education First riders crash in Vuelta a España stage 6, two are out and another's continuation is uncertain
EF Education First (c)Jojo Harper

EF Education First's Rigoberto Urán and Hugh Carthy were forced out of the Vuelta a España with broken collarbones.

The riders were victims of the crash that affected the peloton with 90 kilometres to go of the sixth stage of the Spanish grand tour. Uran and Carthy had to withdraw and were taken immediately to the Hospital General Universitario de Castellón, where further examinations revealed broken left clavicles for both.

"Hugh has broken his left collarbone and will need surgery to repair it," said Rick Morgan, the team's doctor at the race. "Rigo has also broken his left collarbone, just past the plate that was placed on the bone from the break he suffered in March (at Paris-Nice). He has also broken his shoulder blade in several places."

Sergio Higuita and Logan Owen were affected by the same crash, the first reports pain in his lower back, while the American needed five stitches in his right leg. Tejan Van Garderen also hit the deck later on the day and suffered heavy road rash on his right side and has pain in one of his fingers and his continuation will be confirmed before the start of the seventh stage of the race.




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