David Dekker miraculously escapes serious injury after disappearing into ravine at Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

The Jumbo-Visma rider crashed 12 kilometres from the finish line of the second stage of the tour in Valencia

David Dekker crashes
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Jumbo-Visma rider David Dekker crashed into a ravine on the second stage of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, after misjudging a bend during a descent 12 kilometres from the finish.

TV cameras from the helicopter show Dekker heading straight into the ravine, but missed his eventual crash due to the trees blocking the view. Thankfully, the 24-year-old confirmed on his Twitter he didn't suffer serious injuries, picking up a bruised buttock and shoulder abrasions from the branches he encountered. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.