Sky's team captain Kurt-Asle Arvesen dropped out of the Vuelta a España after he hit a child spectator on Wednesday, sustaining serious knee and back injuries. The boy was apparently chasing a dropped water bottle onto the course when the collison occurred; other than a few cuts, he was unhurt. The crash happened yesterday at the 143 kilometer mark, leaving Arvesen's left knee sore and his body cut and bruised. Arvesen did start the sixth stage this morning, but dropped out a few hours later. At the starting line, he told Velo News that, “I am more or less OK. My left knee is not super. I will try get through today.” The Vuelta was to be Arvesen's last grand tour before his retirement at the end of the season.
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