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Raisin stabilised, but still in a coma

The life of American cyclist Saul Raisin is no longer in danger, according to Credit Agricole's Dr Ménard, who travelled to the hospital in Angers where Raisin was situated. Raisin was admitted to hospital on Wednesday night with a cerebral edema after crashing in the first stage of the Circuit de la Sarthe. Doctors performed two operations on Thursday to reduce the swelling in the brain, and they were successful.

"There is currently no longer any risk to his life," said Dr Ménard to L'Equipe. He is now stable but will be kept in a coma for the time being. "The coma can last between days and weeks. It is necessary that the brain heals now."

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