the italian cyclist Dario Cataldo, 38, has suffered a brutal fall with five kilometers to go to finish the first stage of the Volta, which was won by the Slovenian runner Primoz Roglic. The accident happened when the peloton was launching and preparing the positions to face the arrival in Sant Feliu de Guíxols. The fall occurred in a street in Platja d’Aro.
Cataldo, a former member of the Movistar team, hit the curb and suffered multiple fractures to his body as a result of the blow. He broke the left femoral head, the right hip ball and socket joint, two lumbar spine vertebrae without neurological impact, multiple ribs, and the left clavicle. In addition, as a result of the tremendous blow he also suffered a bilateral pneumothorax. Trek, his team, has stated in a statement that the runner is conscious and “hemodynamically” stable.
He was transferred by ambulance to the Josep Trueta hospital in Girona, accompanied by Alex Flor Costaone of the Volta doctors who, precisely last year, also in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, saved the life of another Italian cyclist, Sonny Colbrelli, after suffering a cardiac arrest as soon as he crossed the finish line.
Cataldo He will undergo surgery to try to repair the fracture suffered in the femur. The British was involved in the same accident Adam Yateswinner of the Volta 2021, who reached the finish line more than ten minutes late.