Kris Boeckmans in coma after Vuelta a España crash

Lotto-Soudal rider suffers severe facial trauma with several fractures after a large crash on stage eight

Kris Boeckmans (Lotto-Soudal) on stage four of the 2015 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Kris Boeckmans (Lotto-Soudal) is in a medically induced coma due to injuries sustained in a crash on stage eight of the Vuelta a España.

The Belgian rider was drinking from a bidon about 50km from the finish when he hit a pot-hole in the road, going over the handlebars.

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