Thymen Arensman was one of the many victims of what was a very difficult Vuelta a Espana in terms of crashes. Inside the first half of the race plenty riders went down, including the Dutchman, who now resumes training.
Arensman crashed on the seventh stage of the race. INEOS Grenadiers saw Geraint Thomas fall out of GC contention due to a few crashes and less then ideal form, and Laurens de Plus also abandoned in the first day of racing. The Dutchman's fall left the team without hopes for the overall classification at the time. He lost consciousness after crashing close to the sprint, he did not suffer fractures but endured facial injuries.
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He thanked the presence of a helmet, in a crash that clearly had a strong impact on the head. Now, less than three weeks later he is back on the bike. In an Instagram story posted by teammate Cameron Wurf, it is possible to see the Dutchman back on the road. It is unlikely that he will still race this season as there is one month of racing left, but he may head into the off-season ready to prepare properly for the 2024 season.