Adriano Malori transferred to Spanish hospital to continue recovery

Movistar's Adriano Malori is being flown to Pamplona in Spain from Buenos Aires to continue his recovery from injuries suffered at the Tour de San Luis

Adriano Malori wins stage seven of the 2014 Tirreno Adriatico
(Image credit: Watson)

Movistar rider Adriano Malori will return to Europe on Tuesday to receive further treatment for injuries suffered in a high speed crash at the Tour de San Luis in January.

Malori was temporarily placed in a coma after the crash on stage five of the race on January 22, having suffered head injuries and a fractured collarbone.

His team announced that on Tuesday, Malori would be transferred from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Pamplona, Spain.

“Adriano Malori travels today from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Pamplona, Spain in a medically-equipped flight. Working closely with the clinical team responsible for Malori's treatment in Buenos Aires, the medical staff at Movistar Team have agreed that he is in excellent condition for the transfer,” a Movistar statement read.

It is claimed that Malori was adjusting his position in the saddle when he hit a crack in the road, sending him over his handlebars. He was initially taken to a hospital in San Luis before being transferred to Buenos Aires in the following days.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.