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.
Read more at Velo News
Support Outside Online
Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.