Vuelta a España - Alejandro Valverde: My wrist hurts a bit, but I don't think it's serious
Sep 08 2019 03:01 am CET

Vuelta a España - Alejandro Valverde: My wrist hurts a bit, but I don't think it's serious
Vuelta a España - Alejandro Valverde: My wrist hurts a bit, but I don't think it's serious
Photo of Alejandro Valverde © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) was affected by the mass crash of the 14th stage in the Vuelta a España, but he was able to cross the finish line.

The peloton was hit by a mass crash just after the last-kilometre banner and the World Champion was one of the riders that hit the ground. The rider -who is in the second place of the General Classification- got back to the bike and arrived to the finish, where only minor injuries were confirmed.

"I was almost still as I crashed," said the Spaniard. "I don’t think it’s going to affect me; the wrist hurts just a little bit, I don’t think it’s too serious, just the blow. Actually, I felt near the finish like a crash was going to happen. It was an uphill finish, there could be some splits, and everyone wanted to stay near the front.

"Fast speeds, lots of nerves, two riders touched wheels, and everyone went down. I think I’m OK – I just want to get to the hotel and recover. Other than that crash, the day went pretty well for us, even if it wasn’t easy: 2300m of vertical gain and a huge pace over the final climb. Two big mountains days coming up – let’s make the most of them."




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