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The toll of Thursday’s crash continued to be felt as injuries prove too much for Tejay van Garderen, who abandoned the Vuelta with a fractured finger and other injuries.
LUCENA, Spain (VN) — The fact that Tejay van Garderen‘s bike was lined up outside the EF-Education First bus told the story.
The American bravely took the start with a fractured finger a day after crashing as part of the team’s disastrous Thursday, only to abandon a short time later. The team tried to find something positive after having its Vuelta a España torn out from underneath them. Rigoberto Urán, who was among the worse-off in Thursday’s crash, remained in a Spanish intensive care unit in a hospital