• Toms Skujins Amgen Tour of California ended on Stage 2. (Getty)Source: Getty
Cannondale-Drapac's Toms Skujins crashed towards the finish of the Amgen Tour of California. He staggered back onto the bike but was later forced to abandon under the direction of his team.
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16 May 2017 - 11:01 AM  UPDATED 16 May 2017 - 4:52 PM

Skujins, a two-time Amgen Tour of California stage winner, was later diagnosed with a concussion, left collarbone fracture and road rash.

“I’m feeling all right,” Skujins said. “I’m really bummed, of course. Besides that, I’m healthy. I’m good. We’ll assess with the team doctors and figure things out moving forward.

"Thank you for all the messages from my fans and my friends, but I won’t be able to answer them because I shouldn’t be looking at my phone.”

Cannondale-Drapac said his medical evaluation is ongoing and the incident has triggered its internal concussion program.

“Our internal concussion program is designed to slow things down and give the rider time to recover properly,” said Slipstream Sports CEO Jonathan Vaughters.

“Concussion recovery varies from person to person and from day to day. We’ll evaluate Toms daily and he’ll need to pass a cognitive test before he returns to hard training or racing. His health is the most important thing to all of us.”

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