Novo Nordisk rider Ruud Cremers hospitalized with head injury

Ruud Cremers crashes hard during Monday's stage 2 at the Vuelta Independencia Nacional

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Ruud Cremers (Novo Nordisk) sustained a head injury Monday after crashing hard during the Vuelta Independencia Nacional in the Dominican Republic.

According to a team release, Cremers went down during stage 2 of the eight-day race. The 23-year-old abandoned and was taken to the hospital, and is now in stable condition.

“Everyone at Team Novo Nordisk is pulling for Ruud’s recovery and doing everything in our power to support him and his family throughout the entire process,” Novo Nordisk CEO and co-founder Phil Southerland said. “We are using all resources at our disposal to ensure Ruud receives the best possible care. For now, please keep Ruud in your prayers.”

Late Tuesday night, the team posted an update on Twitter about the Dutch rider’s condition: