Footage shows UAE Team Emirates suffer heavy crash on Vuelta a España time trial course

A number of teams hit the deck on the opening stage's race against the clock

UAE Team Emirates crashing on stage one of the Vuelta a España 2019 (Fabio Aru/Instagram)

A crash caused by a broken garden hose was the main talking point on stage one's opening team time trial at the Vuelta a España 2019, and new footage shows riders coming a cropper as they hit the water on the road.

Jumbo-Visma took the headlines, as they were pre-stage favourites to take the win and the race lead, however they finished 40 seconds down on Astana, with Miguel Ángel López taking the red leader's jersey.

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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).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.