Burgos-BH rider Jordi Simón taken to hospital after crash with team car on Vuelta a España stage 17

The 28-year-old Spaniard is stable but will remain under observation, according to reports

Jordi Simón is in hospital after a crash with a Kutusha team car on stage 17 (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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Spanish rider Jordi Simón will remain under observation after suffering multiple injuries in a crash on stage 17 of the Vuelta a España.

The Burgos-BH rider collided with a team car before hitting a guardrail on the road to Balcón de Bizkaia and suffered multiple rib fractures and other breaks.

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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 CyclingWeekly.com. 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.