Carlos Betancur to have facial surgery after Vuelta a España crash

Movistar's Carlos Betancur posts photo from hospital bed after crashing with Tejay van Garderen during stage six of the 2017 Vuelta a España

Carlos Betancur has been forced to abandon the Vuelta a España after crashing heavily on Thursday's stage six, suffering facial injuries and a fractured ankle.

The Colombian posted a photograph of himself on Instagram giving the thumbs up in hospital after receiving treatment for his injuries.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.