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Lopez De Munain back in Spain

Euskaltel's Alberto Lopez De Munain, who suffered a terrible crash in stage two of the Giro d'Italia, was flown back to Spain in a medically equipped aircraft yesterday. He was transferred to La Esperanza hospital in Vitoria. Lopez De Munain was diagnosed with a hydropneumothorax caused by nine broken ribs, a broken left collar bone, a broken shoulder blade and damage to the left shoulder. Nevertheless, he is conscious and in a stable condition.