Vuelta a Extremadura
Stage 2: Llerena – Quintana de la Serena (142 km)
A big crash with 41 kilometres to go led to the neutralisation of the race as a result of the numerous riders affected and the need to transport the injured to hospital.
The judges stopped the race due to the lack of ambulances, as established by the regulations, and later, due to the prevailing high temperatures, they rightly decided that the peloton should resume the neutralised march to the finish and that the stage would not be contested.
The Asturian rider of the EOLO-KOMETA Cycling Team U23 Ramón Fernández was one of the riders affected by this fall, in which he suffered cuts in one of his knee and in one of his arms. His injuries were cured in a medical centre to which he was transferred.
Javi Serrano from Madrid remains in the overall lead of the Extremadura race ahead of Friday’s stage, one of the most important days of the race given the arrival at the castle of Herrera del Duque after a three-kilometre climb with significant gradients.
[📷 Julián Chaparro (3)]