Italian Champion Cyclist Collapses After First Stage of Volta in Spain – Medics Perform CPR at the Scene

Italian cyclist Sonny Colbrelli collapsed when he crossed the finish line in the opening stage of the Volta in Spain.

According to reports, medics gave Colbrelli CPR after he dropped after he placed second in the first stage of the Volta.

The Guardian reported:

Cardiac tests on Italian rider Sonny Colbrelli have shown no signs of “concern or compromised functions” after he collapsed at the end of the opening stage of the Volta a Catalunya, his team Bahrain Victorious said on Tuesday.

Colbrelli, 31, was edged out by Australia’s Michael Matthews on Monday in a tight end to an uphill stage finish and fell to the ground after crossing the line. Reports said medics performed CPR at the scene.

In a statement, his team said: “After being admitted to Hospital Universitari de Girona Dr Josep Trueta, Sonny Colbrelli was conscious and feeling OK. He has since been in touch with family and friends as he recovers at the hospital.

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