De la Parte was one of many riders who crashed with around 90 kilometers remaining and was immediately taken to hospital where X-rays confirmed a fractured scapula and rib on his left side.
The Spaniard, who was sitting in 13th place overall, only two minutes back, was showing good form in his debut at the Vuelta a España, helping CCC Team take sixth place in the opening Team Time Trial and showing good legs on the first uphill finishes of the race.
Due to the nature of his injuries and the timing of the crash, de la Parte will end his season prematurely in order to focus on his recovery.
Update from CCC Team doctor, Dr. Daniele Zaccaria
“Víctor was involved in a crash which took down a big group of riders. 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.”
“Fortunately, the scapular fracture will not require surgery but, he will require around 40 days of rest before getting back to training. Due to the time of the year, with only two months of the season left, we will advise him to be patient, take things slowly and focus on recovery so that he is healthy and ready for the next season.”