Gino Mader was resuscitated and transported by helicopter to hospital following a crash during stage five of Tour de Suisse.
Mader went off the road on the descent towards the finish line and fell into a ravine before being treated by the race doctor, the race organisers said in a statement.
“At race kilometre 197 in the descent of the Albula Pass, two riders crashed at very high speed. The race doctor was on the scene of the accident within two minutes. Magnus Sheffield was responsive. He was transported to Samedan hospital with bruises and a concussion,” read the statement.
“Gino Mader laid motionless in the water. He was immediately resuscitated and then transported to hospital by air ambulance. The severity of his injuries has not yet been fully clarified.”
Magnus Sheffield of Ineos Grenadiers, who also crashed at the same spot, was responsive and was taken to hospital with bruises and concussion.
World champion Remco Evenepoel was not happy with the presence of the descent at the end of the hardest stage of the race.
“No one can be satisfied that the race ends after such a dangerous descent,” Evenepoel said. “I heard some guys fell. It would have been better if the finish had been on top.”