Rojas gives up Vuelta
01 September 2012

Vuelta a España

Spanish rider from Movistar Team forced to abandon the race after muscular strain into crash on Friday during stage 13 finale

José Joaquín Rojas has become the first abandon from Movistar Team in the 2012 Vuelta a España. The Spanish rider was forced to withdraw after a muscular strain in the vasts internus of his right leg, caused by a crash suffered with two kilometers from the finish in Ferrol.

The violent impact, with the bunch rolling at about sixty kilometers per hour, provoked him, apart from a strong blow in his forearm -still visibly inflamed-, a serious muscular strain in his leg that, despite the will by the cyclist to continue on course, made him advisable to leave the 2012 Vuelta.

Rojas, who will be flying back to his Murcian hometown this morning, must take now complete rest after a season overshadowed by misfortune, the Spanish sprinter also withdrawing from the Tour de France with a triple collarbone fracture at the fourth day of racing.