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Juan Mauricio Soler hospitalized

Updated: June 16, 2011, 5:18 PM ET
Associated Press

MALBUN, Liechtenstein -- Colombian cyclist Juan Mauricio Soler was hospitalized with severe brain injuries Thursday after a crash during the Tour of Switzerland.

The 28-year-old rider has bleeding on the brain, multiple fractures and hematomas, his Movistar team said on its website. Soler was in second place overall and less than a minute behind the leader.

Safety in cycling has been under scrutiny since Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt was killed May 9 in a crash during the Giro d'Italia.

Thursday's ...

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