Team Bahrain-Victorious leader Sonny Colbrelli collapsed and needed urgent medical care in the finish line area following today’s opening stage of the Volta a Catalunya. The European Champion took second in an uphill sprint to Sant Feliu de Guixols, but then collapsed after crossing the line and reportedly required CPR. Later reports suggested that he was revived by the emergency response. And now it seems like he will survive this devastating incident:
Bahrain Victorious confirms Sonny Colbrelli is on his way to hospital. He is conscious and talking.— Daniel Benson (@dnlbenson) March 21, 2022
Colbrelli had been held out of Milano Sanremo due to what was called bronchitis. While he is alive and hopefully doing OK, it remains to be seen what caused this incident and whether he is limited for a length of time going forward. Please put any further details in comments.
UPDATE: From Team B-V:
Following the sprint on Stage 1 of @VoltaCatalunya, @sonnycolbrelli fell unconscious. He underwent further medical assistance, and he was in stable condition upon being taken into an ambulance to Hospital Universitari de Girona to investigate his condition further.— Team Bahrain Victorious (@BHRVictorious) March 21, 2022