Cannondale pull Toms Skujins from Tour of California after frightening crash on descent

The Latvian rider struggled to stand-up after appearing to bang his head on the road in a nasty crash

Cannondale-Drapac had no choice but to pull their Latvian rider Toms Skujins from the Tour of California on stage two over safety fears for the rider after he crashed heavily on a descent.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).