Vuelta a Burgos race director blames David Dekker for stage two crash: 'It is a mistake by Dekker - it was not a speed bump'

Marcus Moral has responded to the criticism by suggesting it the Dutchman made a mistake on the "2.5cm high zebra crossing"

David Dekker Vuelta a Burgos
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The Vuelta a Burgos race director has placed the majority of the blame of the stage two crash on David Dekker (Jumbo-Visma), stating he crashed after hitting a 2.5cm high zebra crossing, rather than a speed bump.

On the second stage of the Spanish race, Dekker flipped over his handlebars after hitting something on the road and losing control of the bike 700m from the finish line. Many other riders crashed and picked up injuries as a result, with AG2R Citroën rider Damien Touzé the worst affected rider as he suffered a head trauma and concussion after being thrown over the barriers. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.