Cycling News: UCI to investigate Basque Tour crash, Stetina undergoes surgery

BMC’s Peter Stetina underwent successful surgery yesterday for a broken tibia and patella, fractures sustained in a dramatic crash at the finish of Monday’s Tour of the Basque Country (Vuelta al Pais Vasco) stage 1, and the UCI has vowed to investigate the circumstances that led up to the crash.

The peloton staged a protest on the morning of stage 2 after several bollards in the road were left unprotected by the race organisers, resulting in a massive crash that injured more than half a dozen riders, including Stetina and Sergio Pardilla (Caja Rural), Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) and Adam Yates (Orica GreenEdge).