Top Spanish track rider Sergi Escobar is in doubt for the Euskal Bizikleta, May 31-June 4, after being hit by a motorbike while training on Monday. Escobar was not seriously injured, but was sufficiently banged around by the impact that he may not be able to lead his Grupo Nicolás Mateos-Murcia team in the Basque race.
"I was doing a series of intervals, so at times I was riding at 50km/h, when a motorcyclist pulled pulled out without seeing me," said Escobar. "It was impossible to avoid it, and the impact was brutal."
Escobar was targeting the Spanish time trial championship at the end of June, but, he said "this accident upsets everything. Nevertheless, if I do not make the Euskal Bizikleta, I will have two other options, the G.P. Correios, in Portugal, and the Asturian Tour."