James Knox 'came away quite lucky' from Vuelta a España crash after false abandon announcement

His parents were roadside to see their son pass by but left after it was incorrectly announced the Brit had abandoned the race

James Knox at the Vuelta a España 2019 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Brit James Knox considers himself lucky to still be in the 2019 Vuelta a España after crashing during stage seven on the way to the Mas de la Costa climb.

The Deceuninck-Quick - Step rider crashed mid-way through the stage won by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), having also taken a tumble on stage four of the 2019 Giro d'Italia this May, causing him to eventually abandon, so Knox is well aware of the risks.

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