Riders show off grim injuries sustained in Vuelta a España stage 14 crash

The pictures are not for the faint hearted

Esteban Chaves at the Vuelta a España 2019 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Stage 14 of the Vuelta a España 2019 was supposed to be a simple transfer stage, one given to the sprinters as a reward for all of the near-vertical kilometres they've had to toil with over the first half of the Spanish Grand Tour.

Indeed, this was the first opportunity given to the peloton's fast men since stage four when Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) was victorious, with breakaways taking the flatter stages 11 and 12.

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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.