On the Basque Country Tour, Milan Vader (Jumbo-Visma) crashed hard during the day’s touchdown. The Dutch rider was taken to hospital where doctors immediately operated on him. Jumbo Visma reports “His condition is stable.”
As a mountain biker, Milan Vader finished 10th at the Tokyo Olympics last year.
The 26-year-old Dutchman has been taking his chance on the road since this year and was one of Primoz Roglic’s guardian angels on the Basque Country Tour.
On a descent, Vader fell off the guardrail today. The unfortunate knight was taken to Bilbao Hospital, where he immediately underwent surgery.
According to the Dutch newspaper AD, the stent was placed in Vader’s carotid artery because it was narrow. He is also said to have fractured his vertebrae, collarbone and shoulder.
For a while there was talk that Vader was in critical condition, but in the meantime his condition is stable.
Milan Vader rode the Basque Country Tour in a supporting role for Primoz Roglic.
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