While some celebrated the victory of Antioquia’s Alejandro Osorio, Team Medellín ran to the aid of lead sprinter Oscar Sevilla, led by Team Medellín José Julián Velásquez and who suffered a spectacular fall just meters before the finish.
According to the first report provided by the Antioquia team, “With 500 meters to go, when the passage was being defined, Seville was involved in the fall of several runners and collided with the enclosed fence.”
The runner, who was always conscious, was helped by his team and immediately taken to the Medilaser Clinic in Tunja where he was medically evaluated. Tomography of the cervical spine, thorax and skull was done there. In addition, X-ray.
Sevilla suffered numerous scratches and bruises that made it impossible for her to move her upper limbs, especially her left arm, so she was taken to a health care center.
According to Team Medellín, after analyzing the results, the specialist doctor treating Seville determined that the runner suffered a cortical fracture of the left clavicle and a fracture of the first costal arch. Additionally, wounds on the face and shoulders required stitches.
Similarly, he points out that, “The fracture that has occurred does not require surgery. However, Oscar Sevilla will remain under medical observation in the coming days and is leaving the Tour Colombia so he will not start stage 4 this Friday.
“The most important thing is the person, the runner, that Oscar is OK, fortunately he hasn’t aged, that’s why we tell his followers and his family,” coach Velasquez said after turning his attention to Seville. He is fine. We were very scared when he saw him crying, it moved us, but it was more sadness than pain, because the fall was 300 meters from the end, he came with the group that was on the platform He was competing and that’s why his crying moved me.”
Finally, in the statement issued by Team Medellín EPM, it ends by thanking “the Colombian Cycling Federation for being attentive to the health of our runners and all the staff of the Medicel Clinic for their exceptional care.
We wish our runner a speedy recovery, we are confident he will be back with us competing soon.”