Boeckmans brought out of induced coma after Vuelta crash

Belgian rider Kris Boeckmans suffered numerous severe injuries in a crash on stage eight of the Vuelta a España and has now been brought out of a medically induced coma

Kris Boeckmans (middle) at Nokere Koerse 2015

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Lotto-Soudal rider Kris Boeckmans is no longer in an induced coma, his team reports, 12 days after a crash at the Vuelta a España left him with a multitude of severe injuries.

Boeckmans, winner of both the Tour de Picardie and World Ports Classic this season, suffered facial trauma, a concussion, three broken ribs and bleeding of the lung, among other injuries, in the stage eight crash that also knocked Dan Martin and Tejay van Garderen out of the race.

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