Cycling-Soler out of danger after horror crash


Tue, 21 Jun 21:18:00 2011

Colombian Juan Mauricio Soler is out of danger after suffering severe head injuries in a crash in the Tour of Switzerland last week, his Movistar team said on Tuesday.

"His condition is no longer life-threatening. He has begun to make light movements and tests seem to rule out spinal injury," team doctor Alfredo Zuniga said.

"Now we have to see the evolution of possible neurological damage, a process in which we must be patient. Mauricio is still in the intensive care unit and he will stay there for several days."

Top level cycling was hit by two tragedies last month.

Belgium's Wouter Weylandt died after a crash in the Giro d'Italia while Movistar's Catalan rider Xavier Tondo was killed after an accident with a garage door.


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