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Juan Mauricio Soler out of coma

Updated: July 5, 2011, 10:48 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. GALLEN, Switzerland -- Colombian cyclist Juan Mauricio Soler is no longer in an induced coma but faces a long recovery from a serious crash during the Tour of Switzerland.

The 28-year-old rider crashed on June 16 and was left with a fractured skull, plus lung and ankle injuries.

The doctor for the Movistar team says Soler is being kept in a state of "high drowsiness." Dr. Alfredo Zuniga adds that Zuniga has "moments of lucidity" and can respond to "easy orders."

He said ...

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