The Spaniard, who was placed 13th overall at the time, was immediately taken to hospital for X-rays. His team confirmed he had suffered a fractured left scapula and rib.
“Victor was involved in a crash which took down a big group of riders,” said team doctor Daniele Zaccaria. “He was riding in the middle of the bunch when it happened, and there was not much he could do to avoid the riders who fell in front of him.
“He was immediately taken to hospital where X-rays revealed a fractured scapula and rib on his left side.”
EF Education First were the team worst affected by the crash, which occurred when riders hit a wet patch on a descent 90km into the stage.
Team leader Rigoberto Urán and key climber Hugh Carthy were both forced out of the race, with the team revealing that the pair suffered broken collarbones. Former race leader Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb) also abandoned due to the accident.
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