Team Sky take a blow in the Tour of Burgos

Ian Boswell and Joe Dombrowski after a crash, Vuelta a Burgos 2013, Stage one

Sky took a blow yesterday in Spain, with five of its eight riders crashing in the Tour of Burgos' opening stage.

Christian Knees fell, and Joe Dombrowski, Ian Boswell, Xabier Zandio and Dario Cataldo followed - the first three abandoned and ruled out of today's second stage to Clunia.

"It was massive. It looked like a war-zone," Dombrowski told Cycling Weekly this morning.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.