Early Saturday, American racer Jeremiah Bishop (Volkswagen-Trek) was transferred to CIMA Hospital in San Jose, Costa Rica after he crashed 5 kilometres from the finish of Stage 2 at the La Ruta de Los Conquistadores.
At the time, Bishop was second in the overall standings to Hector Leonardo Paez (Full Dynamix) but leading the stage and appeared to press his advantage on a technical downhill in order to gain time on his rival. 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. Bishop still managed to finish the stage in second place.
Bishop was treated in a local medical centre before being transported to the CIMA Hospital in San Jose, where he continues to recover from the accident. In an update, Bishop was reported in stable condition after undergoing surgery to treat two fractures on his nose and jaw that he suffered in the accident.