Early Saturday the American racer, Jeremiah Bishop (Volkswagen-Trek), was transferred to CIMA Hospital in San Jose, California after he crashed five kilometres from the finish of Stage 2 at the La Ruta de los Conquistadores.
After the incident, Bishop was reported in stable condition but will undergo an operation to treat two fractures on his nose and jaw that he suffered because of the accident.
The Trek dealer in Costa Rica, Ignacio Pasos, said that Bishop was descending at high speed on the last downhill and lost control of his bike. Nevertheless, Bishop managed to finish the stage in second place. "He will be treated in this medical centre and will head back to the United States to recover," Pasos explained to La Ruta's organizers.