Jumbo-Visma suffer 'disastrous' team crash during time trial

Jumbo-Visma suffer 'disastrous' team crash during time trial
By Eurosport

24/08/2019 at 18:29Updated 24/08/2019 at 22:23

Jumbo-Visma suffered a huge crash involving four of their riders during the opening time trial of the 2019 Vuelta - one which was described as a "disaster".

What appeared to be a wet patch of road brought down four of the team members at a tight corner.

GC contenders Primoz Roglic and Steven Kruijswijk were among those who went down in the group collision, which Eurosport commentator Carlton Kirby described as a "disaster".

Lennard Hofstede and Neilson Powless were the other two Jumbo riders to hit the deck as a result of the incident, as confirmed by the team, who were considered favourites to claim the opening stage.

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UAE Team Emirates also reportedly suffered a crash on the same corner.

Jumbo-Visma were seven seconds down at the first check just ahead of the crash.

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The team reported that the crash resulted in them losing 40 seconds on stage winners Astana.

Images from the scene showed that water had spread across the road.