Chetout and Cherel hoping to recover from Vuelta a Espana crash

Loic Chetout gets checked by the medical staff after crashing during stage 9 at the Vuelta

Cofidis ' Loïc Chetout and AG2R La Mondiale 's Mikael Cherel will use Monday's rest day at the Vuelta a España to try to recover from the crash they were both involved in during the early part of stage 9 on Sunday . The crash – apparently the result of a stray water bottle – happened around 40km into the 200.8km stage, and brought down a number of riders, but Chetout and Cherel were the only two left on the deck after the tangle of bikes was extricated from battered limbs. Chetout found himself in a storm drain on the left-hand side of the road, and the 25-year-old at least appeared to have come off worse with almost the entire back of his jersey ripped open and much of the left leg of his shorts missing. Cherel, meanwhile, was at the bottom of the pile, and took his time to ...

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