By Iker Rioja
French Mathieu Claude (Bouygues Telecom) fell in the third stage of the Vuelta a España and broke his right collarbone. Unlike Haimar Zubeldia (Euskaltel-Euskadi), also injured that day, he could not finish and had to quit the race earlier than expected.
On the other hand, Saunier Duval endured a double crash in the team as Rubén Lobato and Alberto Fernández De La Puebla touched wheels and lost control. The latter hit the ground with his jaw and, furthermore, cracked three teeth. Race organizer Unipublic arranged for dental aid so he could continue racing.