19-year-old Dimension Data Continental rider seriously injured during Italian race

Keagan Girdlestone reportedly collided with the back of a team car during the Coppa della Pace race in Italy

Keagan Girdlestone, junior time trial, 2015 World Championships (Yuzuru SUNADA)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental team rider Keagan Girdlestone was seriously injured during the Coppa della Pace race in Italy on Sunday. A post on his father's Facebook page reports that he is in a 'critical but stable' condition.

Italian website Tuttobici reported that the 19-year-old South African hit the back of a team car as he was chasing back to the peloton after an earlier crash. The race was subsequently cancelled.

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