Colombian Cyclist Crashes Into Spectator to Fence

Juan Mauricio SolerJuan Mauricio Soler, Columbian cyclist strike an elevated curb, cut down onto a spectator and after that smashed into a fence throughout the crash in which he experienced brain injuries and several fractures, according to the fellow rider.

The crash occurred as the peloton was approaching a traffic circle and the road lessened rapidly.

Cooke informed The Associated Press in an email that, “All of a sudden there was a footpath with a 5-centimeter (2-inch) edge dropping down to the road level.  (Soler) had no time to brake at all.”

Soler, 28 years of age after that strike a fence around 2 feet ahead from the road.

Cooke said, “The fence did not move at all so Soler took the full impact.”

Christoph Arnold, spokesperson of Tour of Switzerland said, Soler stays in an persuaded coma at a hospital in the eastern city of St. Gallen.  Race medics had illustrated his situation as sever but stable late Thursday, speaking Soler had been analyzed with bleeding on the brain, also “multiple fractures and hematomas.”

Organizers were still uncertain concerning how the crash occurred in the village of Gloten, 7 miles into the sixth stage, Arnold said.

Police and prosecutors are looking into the accident although said it was not apparent whether criminal proceedings would be opened as an outcome of the crash, which happened shortly after Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt was killed on May 9 throughout the Giro d’Italia.

The death of Weyland was the first at the Giuro in 25 years and the first in one of the showcase of the sports tours in 16 years.

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