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Crashes and injuries in Spain

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Cycling News
Published:
August 16, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:37 BST
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Latest Cycling News for August 16, 2007

The Iberian roads are proving dangerous for professional cyclists with crashes resulting in serious...

The Iberian roads are proving dangerous for professional cyclists with crashes resulting in serious injuries for two riders this week.

John-Lee Augustyn Barloworld crashed during the closing time-trial in the Volta a Portugal, breaking his femur. He was immediately taken to a hospital in Visue, where he underwent emergency surgery.

Matt White of Discovery Channel had a run-in with one of those dogs who seem to be plaguing the peloton this year. While out training with Julian Dean, White collided with a dog who ran into the road. The dog walked away, but White didn't, suffering a double skull fracture. It was not known whether he was wearing a helmet.

White will remain in the hospital for four or five days, according to thepaceline.com. His wife, Jane, reports that he is "banged up and tired," but otherwise fine.

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