American rider Lawson Craddock (EF Education First-Drapac) was lucky to escape serious injury after crashing into a parked car.
Video captured by a Tour of the Baque Country spectator shows the American rider hitting a parked car as the peloton came downhill and rounded a left-hand bend.
Tweeting after the stage, Craddock said that the crash had been caused by an Euskadi-Murias rider discarding his water bottle in the middle of the bunch.
BIG thanks to the man upstairs for letting me walk away from this one.
To the Euskadi rider that thought it would be a bright idea to unload a bottle in the middle of the peloton while it’s raining – I think you owe this person a new windshield. https://t.co/V8zJInSLgx
— Lawson Craddock (@lawsoncraddock) April 7, 2018