Watch: Euskadi-Murias team car crashes on Vuelta a España time trial course

The Basque team were the third to set off on the opening stage of the 2019 Vuelta

Basque-Murias car crashing on Vuelta a España stage one team time trial course (Unknown via La Flamme Rouge)

A support car for the Euskadi Basque Country-Murias team crashed on the course of the stage one team time trial at the Vuelta a España 2019.

Footage obtained by La Flamme Rouge from an unknown source shows the Basque team out on the course, the third team to set off at 7.04pm, with one of their support cars beeping as it speeds round the corner, losing control and crashing into a wall.

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The team staff inside the team car are reportedly okay, and the video footage shows a number of people, including the driver, getting out of the car following the collision.

Euskadi-Murias failed to set a quicker time than either of the two squads, Dimension Data and Ag2r La Mondiale, who set off before them. The Basque team finished the 13.4km course in 15-37.

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Jonny Long

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.