Jay Vine cleared to start 'gentle' training after spinal injuries sustained in Itzulia Basque Country high-speed crash

Jay Vine and UAE Team Emirates
Jay Vine and UAE Team Emirates (Image credit: Getty Images)

Jay Vine has been cleared to begin cycling outdoors as part of his recovery from spinal injuries sustained in a high-speed crash seven weeks ago at the Itzulia Basque Country

According to Doctor Adrian Rotunno, Medical Director at UAE Team Emirates, doctors removed Vine's neck brace after scans showed that his bones had healed enough to begin 'gentle outdoor rides'.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.