British pro Scott Auld thrown into ravine after crash with van

The Ribble Pro Racing rider was thrown from the road during a training ride in Spain

Ribble Pro Cycling rider Scott Auld suffered nasty injuries after being knocked off by a van (Picture: Twitter/ @sauldcycling)

British racer Scott Auld has suffered some shocking injuries after he was thrown into a ravine by a van while training in Spain.

The Ribble Pro Cycling rider was riding with team-mates when the van driver came around the corner partly on the wrong side of the road, according to Auld.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.