Update on training accident

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Six Team Giant-Alpecin riders were involved in a crash in training during the team training camp near Calpe, Spain, today. During the training ride, a car coming the other direction rode into the group of riders head on. The riders were riding side by side on their own side of the road.

The riders involved in the crash were Warren Barguil (FRA), John Degenkolb (GER), Chad Haga (USA), Fredrik Ludvigsson (SWE), Ramon Sinkeldam (NED) and Max Walscheid (GER).

All the riders involved in the crash went to two hospitals and all of them are in stable condition.

“Everyone on the team is in shock right now, and there are some major issues that we need to take care of, but we also realize that we have had some luck on our side,” said team physician Anko Boelens (NED). “Everyone is conscious, stable and approachable, but we are waiting for the latest information and consult the doctors in those hospitals about the treatments needed for the riders.”

As soon as more medical information and the prognosis is known, we will provide an update.