Quick Step's Tom Boonen took a fall about 68km after the start of stage six of the Vuelta a España.
"I was just riding along when someone fell in front of me," said Boonen. "A lot of us wound up in a heap on the ground. I've got some pretty good scrapes on my left leg and mostly on my back. This is what's causing me the most pain."
"Fortunately tomorrow is a day of rest," said Boonen of the first scheduled rest day of the Spanish Grand Tour. "I hope to recover well." Boonen's participation going forward is not in doubt. He will be looking for more stage wins to add to his stage three victory.
See Cyclingnews' full coverage of stage six of the Vuelta a España.