Jesus Merino of the Spanish National Team crashed during the fourth stage of the Vuelta a Murcia and has been diagnosed with a fracture of the femur in his right leg after being transported to a hospital. Merino will undergo surgery and will miss the upcoming Grand Prix du Portugal, for which he had been selected.
"He was descending when he crashed," said José Luis Santos, Merino's team director. "It was bad luck that he's fallen and broken his femur. He's currently under observation in the hospital without any complications, waiting for the doctors to operate."