10-year-old boy hit by Vuelta a España team car during stage 19

The child was immediately transferred to hospital

Stage 19 of the Vuelta a España 2019 (Oscar del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

A 10-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being hit by a team car at the Vuelta a España 2019.

The accident happened at around 1.15pm during stage 19, at the exit of the team vehicle convoy in the start town of Avila, according to Spanish newspaper AS.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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