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Cuesta crashes out before Castilla y Leon

Team CSC had to start the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon one man short Monday, at the last minute, when Iñigo Cuesta crashed while warming up for the opening ten kilometre time trial stage. Fortunately, he turned out not to be seriously injured.

"It was extremely unlucky for Iñigo, whom I'd had great hopes for in this race. He was almost unable to move his shoulder after the crash so we were afraid his collarbone was broken, but he's had a scan and luckily there are no fractures," said Director Sportif Kim Andersen. "He was our best bet in this race, so we'll probably have to face the fact that this limits our chances of an overall win somewhat. But we might get a chance to make a difference in some individual stages so that's what we'll be aiming for now."

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