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Now stable, Malori heading to Europe after San Luis crash

Adriano Malori, the Movistar rider who was seriously injured in a crash at the Tour de San Luís, is heading back to Europe to continue his recovery.

Malori is set to fly to Spain in a medically equipped plane and is scheduled to check into the “Mutua Navarra” clinic at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona in northern Spain Wednesday, Movistar officials confirmed.

“Adriano Malori travels today from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Pamplona, Spain in a medically equipped flight,” a Movistar statement read. “Working closely with the clinical team responsible for Malori’s treatment in Buenos Aires, the medical staff at Movistar Team have agreed that he is in excellent condition for the transfer.”

The 27-year-old Italian time trialist was caught up in a high-speed crash in the fifth stage on January 22 in Argentina. He broke his collarbone and suffered head injuries, and was placed in a medically induced coma for treatment. He was later transferred to a hospital in Buenos Aires.

There was no word from team officials on when Malori might be able to return to competition.