Italian rider Sonny Colbrelli suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest after a dash end on stage one of many Tour of Catalunya in Spain, organisers mentioned on Monday.
Bahrain Victorious rider Colbrelli misplaced consciousness after ending second behind Australian Michael Matthews following an intense up-hill sprint for the road.
In keeping with the official assertion of the Tour of Catalunya revealed within the night, Colbrelli skilled “an episode of lack of consciousness with convulsions and subsequent cardio-respiratory arrest”.
First assist workers, who revived the rider on the end line within the seaside city of Sant Feliu de Guixols, carried out emergency CPR cardiac and used a defibrillator, the assertion added.
The reigning European street race champion was then taken to hospital in close by Girona, the place he was ‘in a secure situation’, his workforce mentioned.
“Following the dash on stage one… Sonny Colbrelli fell unconscious,” Bahrain Victorious mentioned in an announcement.
“Colbrelli underwent additional medical help, and he was in secure situation upon being taken into an ambulance to Hospital Universitari de Girona to analyze his situation additional.”
The 31-year-old had been making his comeback after pulling out of the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race in Italy two weeks in the past attributable to a bout of bronchitis.
Colbrelli gained the celebrated Paris-Roubaix race final 12 months a number of weeks after claiming the European title and has a complete of 34 race wins over his profession.