Fraile and his girlfriend both sustained non-life threatening injuries. Fraile suffered a fractured rib and back pain, while his partner has to undergo surgery for six fractured ribs and a broken vertebra.
Fraile won the Memorial Maria Isabel Clavero in Las Rozas northwest of Madrid, taking the top step on the podium, with Gonzalo Serrano (Caja Rural) and David Lopez (Team Sky) second and third.
The Astana team revealed that Fraile had been injured in a brief twitter post, writing: “Omar Fraile and his girlfriend were involved in a car accident on Sunday, driving back from a criterium in Madrid. They both have non-life threatening injuries, with Omar having back pains and a fissured rib. His girlfriend will have surgery due to six broken ribs and a broken vertebra. We wish them both a speedy recovery from this shocking accident!”
It is unclear how the accident will affect Fraile’s pre-season training and 2019 racing.
Fraile, 28, won the Tour de France stage in Mende this season. He joined Astana for 2018 after riding for Dimension Data. He won a stage of the 2017 Giro d’Italia and the mountains competition at the 2015 Vuelta a Espana.
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