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Team Sky's Bernal out of hospital after horror San Sebastian crash

Team Sky's Bernal out of hospital after horror San Sebastian crash
Cycling - Tour de France - The 31-km Stage 20 Individual Time Trial from Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle to Espelette - July 28, 2018 - Team Sky rider Egan Arley Bernal of Colombia finishes. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier   -   Copyright  BENOIT TESSIER(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – Team Sky rider Egan Bernal has been discharged from hospital after suffering a small bleed on the brain after a crash in the Clasica San Sebastian on Saturday, his team has said.

Bernal, 21, was one of several riders from the peloton to collide with 20 kilometres left in the one-day stage race in Spain. The Colombian split his top lip and fractured his nose in the crash.

“Egan will rest completely for at least three weeks after also suffering a small bleed on the brain during the crash,” Team Sky said

“He underwent surgery on Saturday to repair his top lip and to reduce his nasal fracture. He will undergo dental surgery in the coming weeks to repair a number of missing, broken and fractured teeth.”

Movistar rider Mikel Landa injured his lower back in the crash and was released from hospital on Sunday.

Dimension Data rider Ben King later apologised on Twitter for causing the accident.

“I am sincerely sorry to the riders who crashed as a result of my accident today. I looked back for my teammates when the rider beside me came across my front wheel,” King said.

“It’s terrible when something like this affects yourself but worse when it affects others. I hope everybody is OK.”

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

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