The cyclist Sergio Martín (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), transferred to the Toledo Hospital

“My life has changed, it was a serious accident and the recovery will be very slow”


The Spanish cyclist Sergio Martín, from the Spanish professional team Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, has been transferred to the Toledo Hospital to continue his recovery, after being run over at the beginning of the month while training and initially being treated at the 12 de Octubre Hospital in Madrid .

“My life has changed. It was a serious accident and the recovery will be very slow, but I am improving a little every day. The wounds are healing and everything is progressing,” Martín assured in statements provided by the team, after sixteen days in hospital in the ICU.

The Madrid cyclist collided with a vehicle when he was riding his time trial bike in the surroundings of his home in Galapagar (Madrid). Accident that caused him multiple injuries, with five ribs and two fractured vertebrae.

The injury also affected the spinal cord and he was successfully operated on the two fractured vertebrae. “After fracturing the vertebrae in the dorsal area, I have no sensation from the middle of the spine to the legs, but I continue little by little and with the desire to recover,” he said.

This Thursday he was transferred to the Toledo Hospital where he will remain in the ICU for two more days and continue with his rehabilitation. “Thus begins the most important stage of his life, in which he will work to regain mobility with the best professionals in an international reference center,” the team explained.