Marcus Burghardt of Columbia-Highroad crashed for the second time in a week and had to receive stitches to an open wound on his elbow. Burghardt came down on the second stage of the Trofeo Mallorca on Monday.
Burghardt already went down hard in the Tour of Qatar last week.
The crash in Spain happened about 15 kilometres before the finish, according to radsportnews.com. "For some teams it appears to be the most important race of the year. At least that is the conclusion one can draw from the risky and hectic way of riding from some racers," Burghardt said.
It was not immediately clear if Burghardt will be able to resume the Spanish race.