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Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing)

Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing) (Image credit: Mark Gunter)

By Paul Verkuylen in Qinghai Lake, China

After a nasty crash with a spectator in the final 300 meters of the second stage of the Tour of Qinghai Lake, Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing) evaded serious injury and will take to the start of the third stage.

The Spaniard came down hard when a spectator stepped out onto the road in the finishing straight and brought him down. The impact snapped Sevilla's De Rosa's fork and it was first thought that he had broken his wrist and damaged his hip.

"He seems to be fine, he is pretty sore but he is going to start tomorrow," Haldane Morris, Rock Racing's General Manager told Cyclingnews.

"Tomorrow's stage is fairly flat so he will just ease into it and keep the legs turning," he said.

It was initially thought that Sevilla's injuries were much worse. After he was treated on the spot it was decided that a trip to the hospital was unnecessary and that had suffered mainly from shock.

Sevilla was given the time of the second bunch to cross the line, just three seconds behind the leaders. He currently holds third place in the general classification.

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