Twitter reacts to Steven Kruijswijk’s bollard crash at the Vuelta a España

Steven Kruijswijk broke his collarbone when he crashed into a bollard at the side of the road in the closing kilometres of stage five of the Vuelta a España


(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) saw his Vuelta a España challenge come to a painful and avoidable end on stage five when he crashed into a pole on the side of the road and landed heavily on his collarbone.

The Dutchman didn't spot the pole, which was about half a metre in from the left side of the road within the final three kilometres. He hit it while in a group of riders, bringing down and Ag2r La Mondiale man with him, but it was Kruijswijk who came off worse with a broken left collarbone.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.