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Cyclist Valverde was run over while training

The Movistar team gave information on the condition of the Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde

The Spanish Movista Team cyclist Alejandro Valverde He was run over this Saturday by a vehicle while training with a partner in the southeast of Spain. Both athletes ended up with minor injuries, his team reported. 

"We confirm that @alejanvalverde does not have fractures or serious injuries after suffering an incident this Saturday when he was shooting with a teammate in Alcantarilla (a town near Murcia)," said the Spanish team via Twitter Movistar. 

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«'Bala' (nickname for Alejandro) will remain under observation for 24 hours and will later be discharged. His partner is also OK », concluded the Movistar team.

Health sources assure that both Valverde and his two companions remained lying on the ground until they got help. Members of the Murcian local police and an ambulance approached the scene of the events and attended to them immediately.

As explained by Pedro Delgado in the broadcast of the Tour de France with information that has come to him from Valverde's training group.

A vehicle has not respected the mandatory meter and a half when overtaking the cyclists and, after being reprimanded by the athletes.

Doubtful hit

The circumstances of the accident are doubtful. A witness to the incident says it could have been intentional.

According to this testimony, the driver passed very quickly and very close to the group, they rebuked him and he stopped the car and backed up, which caused the accident.

The 42-year veteran commands the team, which has 132 career wins. He was transferred along with his partner to a hospital to undergo controls, local press reported.

Both cyclists suffered minor injuries and bumps, but nothing serious, according to their formation.

In the Murcia region, the emergency services explained on Twitter that the cyclists were "run over by a tourist." 

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