Arvesen quits Vuelta with crash injuries

Kurt-Asle Arvesen, Vuelta a Espana 2011, stage six

Sky's Kurt-Asle Arvesen has had to abandon the Vuelta after 143 kilometres of racing on Thursday, the Vuelta's website reported, saying that the Norwegian's injuries from a crash on Wednesday were behind his quitting.

Arvesen accidently collided with a young spectator in a crash during yesterday's stage to Valdepeñas. Thankfully, the spectator's injuries were limited to a cut nose and lip and the child was due to leave hospital today [Thursday] but Arvesen's body were covered with cuts and bruises and he complained of a sore left knee.

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