Saul Raisin in a coma

There is sad news concerning American cyclist Saul Raisin (Credit Agricole), reports Jean-Francois Quenet from the Circuit de la Sarthe. Raisin is now in a coma at Angers hospital. It happened last night, some 30 hours after being admitted because of his crash with 2 km to go in stage 1 of the race. He has cerebral edema (swelling in the brain), and is in a serious condition.

Raisin's parents are on their way from America, and will be with him on Friday morning. Crédit Agricole team doctor Dr Ménard has left the Vuelta a Pais Vasco to assist him as well.

Raisin's crash happened because of an epilepsy attack, according to DS Jean-Jacques Henry from Crédit Agricole, something he had three years ago in the Trans-Alsace. He was rescued then by Lionel Marie, who was DS for Crédit Agricole TT3. However, Crédit Agricole's team doctor, Dr. Joel Menard, has denied that Raisin has epilepsy.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1