Ion Izagirre crashed on third stage of Vuelta a Andalucia. The Spanish rider is injured, but luckily has no fractures.
After 4.5km, Ion Izagirre crashed at a crossroad and fell badly. It was a hard crash with thorn skin, he hit his hip and his elbow, but after a medical check in the local hospital and with additional check-up his team announced that Izagirre will recover very soon.
Although Izagirre’s abandon leaves Bahrain Merida without their leader, the team does still have a pair of riders in the top 10 in Ondrej Cink and Javier Moreno, sitting 9th and 10th overall after stage 3.
Alejandro Valverde now leads Alberto Contador by no more than a second with two stages still to goin Ruta del Sol.
— Team Bahrain Merida (@Bahrain_Merida) 17 februarie 2017