Canadian cyclist Nigel Ellsay (Rally Cycling) and a yellow flag were transported to the hospital on Tuesday after they were involved in a fall in the second stage, with the prognosis of both being “serious”.
Ellsay hit the yellow flag, which was signaling at the beginning of the second round, with both being transported to the Padre Américo hospital – Vale do Sousa.
A source from the Volta a Portugal organization told Lusa that the prognosis of the two injured people is “serious”, that the two ambulances that accompanied the race were removed from the stage and that the race doctor went to accompany one of the injured.
However, two other ambulances have already joined the race caravan.
At the start of the second stage, which connects Paredes to the top of Senhora da Graça, a total of 167 kilometers, the 98 cyclists registered in this Tour of Portugal lined up, with Nigel Ellsay being the first dropout.