Team Sky’s Ben Swift is in intensive care with a ruptured spleen after crashing on a practicing depart with Geraint Thomas.
The 31-300 and sixty five days-veteran clipped a rock while descending, causing him to wreck heavily, Team Sky acknowledged.
Swift, who accomplished fifth in the UCI Dual carriageway World Championships in 2017, used to be practicing in Tenerife when the incident came about on Wednesday.
“I am quiet in intensive take care of the time being,” Swift tweeted.
“But I hopefully switch on to a conventional ward tomorrow. They’ve stopped the bleed in the spleen. But perfect have to keep monitoring it. Along with that I possess facial wounds and motorway rash.”
Team Sky doctor Inigo Sarriegui added: “Swifty suffered pretty a heavy wreck while out practicing. Fortunately though, he didn’t lose consciousness and used to be responsive to the incident afterwards.
“We can continue to monitor him over the coming days, however 24 hours on from the wreck he is already feeling better.”