Van Baarle out of Vuelta a Espana due to crash injuries

Dylan van Baarle recovers from a crash following stage 12 at the Vuelta

Dylan van Baarle has been forced to quit the Vuelta a Espana due to injuries he suffered in a crash after crossing the finish line on stage 12 on Thursday. Van Baarle finished second on the stage, closely behind winner Alexandre Geniez (AG2R La Mondiale). Moments after they crossed the finish line, a member of the race organisation moved into the road, with several rides colliding with him and crashing at speed. Van Baarle rode Friday’s mountain stage, finishing 168th, at 30:14 down, “but his pain and discomfort increased throughout the day and overnight,” Team Sky said confirming his withdrawal from the race. The Dutch rider will now undergo medical exams to see exactly what is wrong. “We think he has a haematoma within the muscle after the crash – so a bad bruise after he got hit in his groin with the handlebars,” said team doctor Neil Heron. “Because ...

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