Jumbo-Visma's Vader hospitalised after crash in Basque Country

Milan Vader (Jumbo-Visma)
Milan Vader (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: SprintCyclingAgency)

According to AD.nl, Jumbo-Visma rider Milan Vader was taken to a hospital in Bilbao, Spain after suffering serious injuries in a crash during stage 5 of the Itzulia Basque Country WorldTour race.

The Dutch outlet confirmed with Vader's father Patrick that Milan, 26, was operated on immediately to insert stents into his carotid artery to preserve blood flow to his brain. He also suffered broken vertebrae, a fractured collarbone and shoulder blade, and is under anaesthesia. Team doctor Robert Kempers is with Vader in the hospital while Vader's parents left for Spain to be at his side.

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